The list includes both former and present residents of the city.Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is a retired American gymnast.After appearing on the _"Arthur Godfrey All American College Bowl" (1955)_ during college, she joined "The Lawrence Welk Show" (1955) in May 1970, first in chorus numbers and later singing with Bob Lido and the Hotsy Totsy Boys, trio arrangements with Gail Farrell and Sandi Griffiths, various solo numbers, and song/dance numbers with Jack Imel.She also is best known as "the girl" Lawrence dances with at the end of the show.
Metzger continues to perform with Welk alumni on concert tours, and regularly appears on pledge drives for PBS, which now airs The Lawrence Welk Show on more than 250 stations.
Retton delivered the Pledge of Allegiance with fellow former gymnast and 1996 Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug on the second night of the 2004 Republican National Convention.
Retton's hometown, Fairmont, West Virginia, named a road and a park in the town after her.
For her performance, she was named Sports Illustrated Magazine's "Sportswoman of the Year." She appeared on a Wheaties box, and became the cereal's first official spokeswoman.
In 1985, Retton won the American Cup all-around competition for the third and final time.At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals.