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Habitat nominates Gregory to Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 10:23pm Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dean Gregory recently became a member of the Second Wind Hall of Fame, having been nominated by Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity.

Second Wind provides recognition for retirees 60 years and over for outstanding volunteer work in area organizations that exemplify the concept that retirement need not be the end of a productive life of service to others and their community, but a “second wind” of opportunity to serve mankind.

Gregory and his wife, Kathy, have lived in the area since 2003.  They moved here from Downers Grove, Ill. where Dean owned and operated a retail store.

Since retiring, Dean Gregory has been very active volunteering in community organizations including Habitat for Humanity, where he has been on the construction crew for nine years. He has also volunteered at Tryon Little Theater building sets, as the chairperson for outreach ministry at the Congregational Church, with the American Red Cross disaster relief effort, Polk County Honor Guard, is a member of the American Legion burial squad and a member of the Morgan Chapel Homeowner’s Association.

In his spare time, Gregory enjoys fishing, woodworking, cooking and winemaking.

– article submitted

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