David Gaston Celebrates His 80th Birthday Among Friends at the Athens-Limestone Wellness Center

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ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) - David Gaston celebrated turning 80 years old this week at a place he frequents five days a week--the Athens-Limestone Wellness Center.

Little did he know when he showed up to exercise Monday, there would be a party in his honor.

He`s been working out there for three years and is a big advocate of wellness as he`s gotten stronger and stronger in that time.

“I had open heart surgery and the doctor told me to start exercising and take care of myself and that was back in 99. I just got to enjoying it, liked what i was doing, the more you do it the more you like it,” said Gaston.

Gaston was born at home in the West Limestone area in 1934. He`s been married for 55 years.