BEVERLY (CBS) - Mayor Bill Scanlon declared Monday Fred Butler Day in Beverly.
The city's oldest resident, 106-year-old Fred Butler, finally received his high school diploma in the Beverly High School library.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports
"I thank everyone responsible for this, I certainly appreciate it," Butler told a large crowd gathered for the ceremony.
Butler dropped out of school after eighth grade to work in order to help his mother pay the bills.