100th anniversary celebration leads to founding of inaugural Centenarian Society in Kill Devil Hills

Virginia M. Rettgers becomes the very first member of the Centenarian Society in the town of Kill Devil Hills. [Submitted photo]

The Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners recently recognized Kill Devil Hills resident Virginia M. Rettgers, who celebrated her 100th birthday on February 13, 2022.

Ms. Rettgers’ family asked if the city recognizes citizens who reach such a milestone in life. In response, the Board of Commissioners approved a resolution establishing a Centennial Society for the Town of Kill Devil Hills, which the Board unanimously approved, and they inducted its first member, “Lady” Virginia.

On behalf of the council, Mayor Sproul visited Lady Virginia and presented her with the signed resolution, an honorary certificate, and special memorabilia from the town. Mayor Sproul also shared with Lady Virginia and her family his deepest respect and appreciation for someone who has given so much to his family, his community and his country through 100 years of prosperity.

The town of Kill Devil Hills is honored to welcome Lady Virginia into its ranks of the Centenarian Society.

If you are or know a Kill Devil Hills resident who has reached a momentous 100th birthday, please contact the Kill Devil Hills Clerk’s Office at 252-449-5300 to inquire about induction into the town’s Centennial Society. .

This story originally appeared on OBXToday.com. Read more local stories here.

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