Annette Peery selected for Volunteer Star Award
February 11, 2021
The thirteenth annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards honored volunteers from 47 counties on February 7, 2021 in a virtual ceremony. The awards celebrated the efforts of 80 volunteers statewide who have strived to improve their communities through service.
One youth and one adult volunteer were selected from participating counties to receive this prestigious award. Nominees were judged based on the community’s need of the volunteer service performed, initiative taken to perform the service, creativity used to solve a community problem and impact of the volunteer service on the community. The individual awards are sponsored by Piedmont Natural Gas and Terry Silver.
Annette Peery was selected as Lewis County Adult Honoree. She is a founding member and still active in the Pilot Club of Hohenwald and Lewis County Historical Society, serving as a past President. She serves the Lewis County Museum on its executive team, volunteers operational hours and has worked many projects in the museum and it’s outdoor Discovery Center. Whenever there is a need in the community, everyone knows they can call on Ms. Annette. She delivers meals to shut-ins each week. Most recently, during the Covid shutdown, the local nursing home had to be locked down from outside visitors. Ms. Annette saw that one of the biggest needs was with our largest vulnerable population, she gathered others and has visited the windows of the local nursing home to cheer up the residents on a weekly basis. She has been a dedicated lifelong volunteer for the City of Hohenwald, meeting the small to large needs of the community, and everything in between.
“Each year, 1.6 million Tennessee volunteers give more than 137 million hours of service, contributing the equivalent of $3.3 billion to Tennessee’s economy. By giving of their time and talents to fulfill needs that would otherwise go unmet, they embody the spirit of giving,” said Volunteer Tennessee Executive Director, Jim Snell.