Nurturing Neighbors: Heather Pelham

  • Friday, August 15, 2014

Provided Heather Pelham gives her daughter, Rowan, a hug.

HEATHER PELHAM

Volunteer for the Georgetown County Family YMCA

Bio:

Native of Kendall, N.Y., near Lake Ontario

Resident of Georgetown for 13 years

Earned a journalism degree from Ithaca College.

Has served as a news reporter in radio, television, magazines, and newspapers including the Georgetown Times

Public services librarian for the Georgetown County Library system

What do you do for the YMCA?

For years, I've either chaired or served on the committee for the YMCA Gala.

I have three kids, so I volunteer pretty often for school/sport events. I'm asked to make a lot of cookies.

Apparently, they're irresistible to children.

What do you like about volunteering?

It's a wonderful, caring group of people. I teach aerobics there, so I get to hang out with staff and clients, and everyone is super friendly.

Maybe that's because I make grumpy people do extra push-ups.

What should people know about the Gala?

It's a big, beautiful, fun-filled dinner and dance in November that helps support programs for children in need.

Tickets for this year's event just went on sale.

People can get information and tickets by calling 843-545-YMCA.

Do you volunteer with other organizations?

I volunteer with Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

I've served as district coordinator for the Girl Scouts, chaired a couple of Relay for Life committees, coached a cheerleading team, helped the YMCA Wahoos swim team with cross training, and videotaped lots of events for the local schools.

Tell us about your family.

My husband, Jeff, is an engineer.

I have three kids, Harrison, who is 13, Alexander, 11, and Rowan, who is about to turn 8.

The kids are super busy with Boy Scouts, gymnastics, swim team, football, softball, baseball, Beta Club, BEACH, and a whole bevy of other things.

Can I add “free chauffeur” to my list of volunteer activities?

– As told to Clayton Stairs

Comments

Notice about comments:

South Strand News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not South Strand News.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
 Latest News
Print Ads
Latest Videos


South Strand News

© 2014 South Strand News an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.
150-02-88705