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Ocala Cracker Barrel celebrates hostess' 97th birthday at restaurant

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Photo from 2012 of Rita Fitch

OCALA, Fla. - Cracker Barrel employee Rita Fitch turns 97 Friday, and an Ocala restaurant is celebrating her birthday.

The company said Rita demonstrates strong leadership and innovative ideas and has an unparalleled passion for her work.

"Cracker Barrel is proud of Rita and all our employees who help us do what we do best: please our guests with great country cooking and friendly service," the company said.

For 14 years, Rita has been the friendly hostess with a smile and can answer any question on the menu at the Ocala restaurant on College Road.

Happy 97th Birthday Rita from all of us at WFTV and WFTV.com!