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Rocky Mount mayor recognizes Air Force Veteran and former principal as a “Distinguished Citizen”

Rocky Mount mayor recognizes veteran and former principal as Distinguished Citizen
Rocky Mount mayor recognizes veteran and former principal as Distinguished Citizen(Rocky Mount, NC)
Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 9:09 PM EST
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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) - Rocky Mount senior resident Terence V. Foster, Jr. celebrated his 100th birthday Thursday, as the city’s mayor honored him as a “Distinguished Citizen of Rocky Mount.”

Alongside Foster’s daughter, grandson, and great-grandchildren, Mayor Sandy Roberson joined the family in celebrating Foster’s life and legacy.

“It is a great honor to wish Mr. Foster a Happy Birthday,” said Mayor Sandy Roberson, who presented a plaque declaring him a “Distinguished Citizen” of Rocky Mount. “It gives me pleasure to recognize a neighbor who has reached such a milestone.”

As the former principal of Baskerville Elementary School, the mayor said, Foster is well-known and well-loved by the community.

Rocky Mount Mayor celebrates 100th birthday of Terence Foster
Rocky Mount Mayor celebrates 100th birthday of Terence Foster(WITN)

The former educator was also once recognized by the Evening Telegram, now the Rocky Mount Telegram, as one of the “Top ten best-dressed men in Rocky Mount.” The 100-year-old patriarch showcased his fashion sense Thursday as well-wishers dropped by and drove by to wish him a happy birthday.

They say it was hard to miss his well-decorated house.

Terrence V. Foster Jr. is a member of the Foster Memorial Baptist Church, named after his father, Rev. Terence V. Foster, Sr.

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