Wright inducted into Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 12:07 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2024

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Holy Cross Episcopal Church nominated Gregg Wright for induction into the Second Wind Hall of Fame and the Board of Second Wind Hall of Fame accepted the nomination. Gregg was officially inducted at the morning worship service on Sunday, February 4 by President Carol Browning.

Gregg has served on the vestry, as a junior warden, senior warden, and editor of the monthly newsletter for over 15 years at Holy Cross. He has been the organizer and lead chef for the church’s monthly Wednesday night dinners and has done design work and oversight of the church’s major renovation from 2019 to 2022. He has also curated the art gallery at the church and is a member of the chancel and handbell choirs.  He has done consulting work for Outreach in facilities planning and additions to Outreach’s facility. 

Gregg is a member of the Board of Directors of Tryon Painters & Sculptors with responsibility for curating member shows and overseeing the design and renovations of the TPS building. He has done multiple set designs for shows staged by Tryon Little Theater. Gregg is also a docent for the Edisto Beach Historical Society Tour of Homes and a member of the Edisto Beach Arts Guild and a member of the Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle.

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Gregg moved to our community in 2007 from Atlanta, Ga., where he was in facilities management leadership for Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. His volunteer service began long before retirement with multiple roles at All Saint’s Episcopal Church and First Baptist of Atlanta. He also volunteered at the Piedmont Park Art Show and Project Open Hand/Atlanta.

Gregg is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic Institutions with a BS in Architecture. He is married to Peter Franklin. Hobbies include visual arts, home design, woodworking and reading. He would like to be remembered as being a thoughtful, caring and exuberant member of the community. 

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 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 to mankind.

Second Wind Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) organization and welcomes nominations for induction.  Requests for nomination forms may be sent to carolbrowning72@gmail.com.


Submitted by Carol Browning