Longtime GOP, museum volunteer inducted into Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Opal Sauve is well known for the volunteering she has done for Polk County, her community of Green Creek and her church, Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in Landrum.

On Aug. 27, the Polk County Republican Party Headquarters was the site of Sauve’s induction into the Second Wind Hall of Fame. The local Republican Party sponsored her induction.

Sauve has done many things for the Polk County Republican Party, including serving as chairman of the party and also as chairman of the Ladies Club. 

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She volunteered with the Polk County Historical Association for many years, serving as an officer and director of the board. Sauve served as a docent at the Polk County Historical Museum, and helped coordinate the move of the museum from Tryon to Columbus.

Sauve has also contributed many hours to her church. She has served as historian, photographer, social and events coordinator, children’s teacher and nursery volunteer.

Sauve graduated from Green Creek High School.

She is married to Joseph (Jack) Sauve. They have three sons, Floyd, Ken and Tim. In addition, they have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

She was also the first woman elected as a Polk County Commissioner.

Eloise Johnson represented the Second Wind Hall of Fame at the presentation.

– Submitted by Eloise Johnson