Sherry Hill was 27 when she served as the first president of the civic improvement group Rockwood 2000 in 1991.
Hill, who was honored at a surprise reception Saturday, is still a force in improving all things Rockwood.
“This has been a great surprise” said Hill said, who owns Live and Let Live Drug Store. “I really appreciate it.”
The current board of directors, Mayor James Watts and Hill’s parents were all in attendance at what she just thought would be a meeting.
Longtime friend Maurice Greif had kept everything under wraps since planning for the event began in October.