(Nashoba Publishing/Mary Arata)

AYER - Ayer selectman Frank Maxant turned 70 years old on Friday, Feb. 1. To honor his birthday, Maxant was presented with a custom birthday cake whipped up by the students of Nashoba Valley Technical High School's Culinary Arts Program.

Maxant showed off the sweet treat before sharing the cake with those at Ayer Town Hall on Friday.