With her upcoming retirement, Appomattox County Treasurer Alice Gillette found herself reminiscing about her long but rewarding career. Turning 70 this year, she figured it might be time to retire.

It’s an odd feeling for Gillette. She said she’s always worked. But for her, retiring simply means that she’ll have time to work at volunteer efforts. She looks forward to giving back to her community during her retirement years through various volunteer opportunities that may arise.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Gillette. “It was a hard decision to have to make. I’ve been working all my life, really.”

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