Guarino gets Super visit from Belleville’s Bengal on her 93rd birthday

It was big Sunday, just as the Cincinnati Bengals prepared to battle it out with the Los Angeles Rams in California, and the Belleville Bengal, said to be a distant cousin of the Bengals mascot, was getting ready for the big event. No, it wasn’t for the game … instead, it was a birthday visit with Belleville’s biggest cheerleader, 93-year-young Eleanor Guarino. Delivering a fortune cookie topped birthday cake (it’s the Year of the Tiger) and a Valentine heart full of chocolates, the Tiger, accompanied by Belleville Historical Society Trustee Tom Grolimond, enjoyed cake, coffee and chocolates with Eleanor and wished her all the best.

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