Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight--Sandy Hummer

    Peteetneet Museum Volunteer Spotlight
    Sandy Hummer

    The Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center is proud this week to Spotlight one of our outstanding volunteers, Sandy Hummer.
    Sandy Hummer was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She met and married her sweetheart and best friend, Dennis,  on September 30, 1961. They have 5 children, four daughters and one son, they also have 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Four of their children live in Utah and one daughter lives near Columbus, Ohio.
    Sandra and Dennis moved to Utah on the 3rd. of July 1998 into a condo they purchased. They  lived in Provo for four years, when they decided to sell the condo and move to Payson. After Dennis passed away in December of 2002, Sandra needed something to keep her occupied. She found the Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center was looking for Tour Guides and started with that job. She then became a member of the PPP (People Preserving Peteetnet) and eventually was elected to the position of Secretary/Treasurer for organization. She currently serves in that position. She is an added asset to the overall operation of Peteetneet. She keeps the Board of Trustees on their toes about matters pertaining to the museum operation.  She is the reporter for the Cultus Club.She also serves as the Treasurer of the Payson Historical Society.
    She has been employed with Payson City as the Peteetneet Building Scheduler for the last four years.  She has done an excellent job in this position.  She was very organized and knws exactly what was happening in the building and what events were scheduled in the coming weeks and months.  She just retired from the city position  at the end of April.  Her position will be covered by Janeen Dean, Janeen will be a full time employee of the city and she will be over building scheduling, Payson City Events and she will also serve as a grant writer for the city.
    Every organization Sandy is involved with has recognized her abilities and they all appreciate all that she does.  Each organization funtions much better due to the efforts of Sandy.
    Sandy has been volunteering at the Peteetneet for almost 13 years. She is looking forward to her retirement. She has been called to work in the new Payson LDS Temple on Tuesday mornings.  She is looking forward to this new part in her life.  She did note however, she will still be working with the Payson Historical Society, People Preserving Peteetneet and the Cultus Club.  She will also become a Tour Guide every Wednesday morning.
    Sandy lived and worked in Buffalo, New York all her life, and spent 25 years as a driver taking Senior Citizens to and from Doctor appointments. Her husband Dennis worked over 25 years as a Deputy Sheriff for Erie County in Western New York.
    While raising their family they always had a large garden and Sandra would can and preserve foods for their growing youngsters. She is famous for her chocolate chip cookies which are always requested from her grandchildren when she goes to visit them. She loves to cross stitch and is currently working on baby quilts for her great grandchildren. She also loves to read and do volunteer work.
    Sandra is very glad to be here in Payson and has made many wonderful friendships. She is grateful for the opportunity she has to volunteer here with everyone that helps maintain and keep this beautiful old building functioning.  The museum appreciates all that Sandy had done for the museum.

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