This Saturday means a New Year's Eve celebration for many. For Mary Shepherd of Martin County it will also mark her 106th birthday. Mary has spent the majority of her years at the same farmhouse near Robersonville in Martin County working on the Everett farm. Mary has three children, four grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and sixty-two great-great grandchildren. Mary says the secret to living so long is her faith in god and her will to keep living. Mary's family will celebrate her birthday Saturday with a party at the Martin County Senior Center.