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Elvis' 79th Birthday Celebration

"We normally celebrate it with a little something, with just music or something throughout the day so we thought, we knew Taylor. He'd been here before, so we thought we could get him to come in on Elvis' birthday, and make it a big, big deal, and something for the residents to look forward to," said Brandy Beard, Activity Director at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The king of Rock ‘N Roll, Elvis Presley.

He's been gone for almost 37 years, but for his fans, it is like he never left at all.

And for some residents at Coffman Nursing Home, the King was back to celebrate a very important day; his birthday.

"We normally celebrate it with a little something, with just music or something throughout the day so we thought, we knew Taylor. He'd been here before, so we thought we could get him to come in on Elvis' birthday, and make it a big, big deal, and something for the residents to look forward to," said Brandy Beard, Activity Director at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Taylor Brown is the King re-incarnated. The 21-year-old from cascade started channeling Elvis only two years ago at karaoke, although he credits his childhood friend for taking him to see an impersonator.

"But then they took me to see a guy named Sean Clutch. He's one of the best Elvis impersonators in the world. It just blew me away, gave me goose-bumps. Ever since then it's been a non-stop thing," said Taylor Brown, Elvis impersonator.

And the residents of Coffman Nursing Home go into a fan-frenzy when they see Taylor.

"Last year, when Taylor came, he actually gave a lot of our residents smooches on the cheek, and he gave them a couple scarves,” said Brandy Beard. “And one of the ladies actually takes the scarf and has it under her pillow every night when she goes to bed."

At his birthday party, the ladies continued to swoon, something Taylor said, makes him happy.

"Just to bring them back, if it's only for a minute or two, to say, ‘Oh yeah, I remember that song,’ or, ‘It's like Elvis is standing in front of me,’ just to give them that, even if it's just for a split second. That's what it's all about," said Taylor.

Coffman Nursing Home officials said they made Elvis' favorite cake for the celebration: white cake with pineapple and cream cheese frosting.

And they're already thinking ahead for an even bigger 80th birthday bash for the King next year.
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