FOLEY – Two Foley residents who celebrated their 100th birthdays were recognized Friday by the city.

Mayor Ralph Hellmich presented keys to the city of Foley to Bernice Rivers and Lois Gardener. The presentation was made at the Live Oak Village assisted living facility, where both women live. The presentation took place at a celebration of the birthdays of residents who were born in April.

“They were excited to come down and celebrate everybody’s birthday,” Hellmich said. “In particular our two ladies who are now 100, which is an incredible accomplishment.”

Bernice Rivers turned 100 on April 20. She grew up in Pensacola with her five sisters and three brothers. She worked as an Estee Lauder beauty consultant for many years. She has one daughter, one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

Lois Gardner will be 100 on April 30. She grew up in Georgia with her three sisters and one brother. She worked for the U.S. government at Robins Air Force Base in cost accounting for 30 years. During World War II, she sent packages to service people. She has one daughter, one son, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.