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90-year-old gets her own day in Maitland


April 30, 2021

Maitland resident Pearl Metz celebrated her 90th birthday in a very unique way. As a birthday present, Maitland Mayor John Lowndes presented her with a proclamation declaring April 22, 2021, “Pearl Metz Day” in the city of Maitland. Not only did she receive a certificate, a “yard card” was placed in her front yard.

Born in New York, New York, she met her husband, Bill, in February 1954 on a blind double date — only he wasn’t her date! They were married five months later on July 4, and celebrated 59 years with fireworks on their anniversary until Bill died in 2013.

She and Bill m...

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