Mother, daughter and son inducted into Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 12:16 pm Monday, November 13, 2023

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The Congregational Church of Tryon nominated Ann and Peggy Franklin, and the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross nominated Peter Franklin, for induction into the Second Wind Hall of Fame. The Board of Second Wind accepted these nominations and inducted all three individuals at the morning worship service of the Congregational Church on Sunday, November 12.

Ann Franklin has served as an Outreach volunteer and has volunteered for years as chairwoman of women’s clothing for the Harvest Sale which raises thousands of dollars for area charities.  She volunteered in the church office and cooked and served many dinners at the church. Ann has been part of the community for more than 25 years, moving here from New England, and was a registered nurse. She is the mother of three children, Peggy and Peter still living.

Peggy Franklin, who served on the Outreach Board, Partnership for Children Board, Polk County Health and Human Services Board, and several Congregational Church boards, also moved here over 25 years ago. She worked as a registered nurse, working with pediatrics in Boston and New Hampshire, and is the mother of two children.

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Peter Franklin served as President of Outreach, as treasurer for Holy Cross Episcopal Church, raising over $600,000 for renovations, and on the Scholarship Committee. He also served as a member of the Tryon Concert Association and the Polk County Community Foundation boards. Peter moved to the area in 2006 and split his time between Tryon and Atlanta until he fully retired from the Coca-Cola Company in 2017. 

Peter is married to Gregg Wright and is particularly proud of the housing initiative he started while on the board of Outreach. 

The mission of Second Wind is to identify those outstanding volunteers who contribute so much to the quality of life in our community and to provide recognition of retirees sixty years and over who have had a useful and productive life continuing beyond retirement, while others paused to rest. They caught a ‘second wind’ and began a new career of service to the community and mankind.

Second Wind Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) organization and welcomes nominations for inductions.  Request for nomination forms may be sent to


Submitted by Carol Browning