Hursey inducted into Second Wind HOF

Published 9:29 pm Monday, May 31, 2021

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On May 19 at the spring gathering of the Tryon Presbyterian Women, Sally Hursey was inducted into Second Wind Hall of Fame. 

The award read in part: “In recognition of a useful and productive life, continuing beyond retirement while others paused to rest. These dedicated persons caught a ‘second wind’ and began a new career of service to the community and to mankind.”

The Second Wind Hall of Fame is a 501 (c)(3) organization that seeks to identify outstanding volunteers over the age of 60 who contribute to the quality of life in the community. 

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Sally grew up in South Carolina and graduated from the University of Georgia. She and her husband Hugh moved to the Tryon area in 2004 and she retired in 2012 after working for many years in the Spartanburg School area as an English teacher and Library Media Specialist. 

Since her retirement Sally has served on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Library-Polk County and serves on the Co-Team for the Presbyterian Women for Tryon Presbyterian Church. She also served as Chair of the Stephen Ministry team for three years, a past member of the Board of Directors of Tryon Arts and Crafts and is currently an advocate and speaker for “K9’s for Warriors” in our area.

One of Sally’s strong passions helping to bring to light the need for the amazing dogs that are trained to assist Military Veterans who deal with PTSD. She has written two children’s books, “Molly to the Rescue” and “Big Sid” and recently published the adult book “Heroes of the Heart” which is a result of her in person interviews with veterans and their service dogs coping with PTSD.   

Submitted by Lee Lindsay


Sally Hursey and Lee Lindsay