TFAC board members Chris Bartol and Ron Pankey were recently inducted into the Second Wind Hall of Fame.
Pankey received his certificate at TFAC’s August 16 board meeting.
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.
After he graduated from Emery University, Ron spent four and a half years as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force. He then went on to return to his family’s jewelry business in Memphis work there for 20 years.
Ron has served with TFAC’s board for 4 years and has also worked with Lanier Library and the Always Tryon Group. Computers, photography, and gardening make up his hobbies. Ron would most like to be remembered for his community involvement.
Chris received his award in front of the opening night crowd of Tryon Summer Youth Theater’s production of James and the Giant Peach. Chris graduated from the McCallie School Chattanooga, TN in 1960 and returned to Tryon in 1986 after an illustrious career in High Point, NC.
Chris has been active with the Tryon Concert Association and the Pacolet Area Conservancy since 2007. He has served as a part of TFAC’s board since 2013. His hobbies include fixing things, home-brewing, and acting. When asked what he would like to be remembered for, he answered, “inspiring his kids to ‘figure it out’”
TFAC is fortunate to have these great guys on our team!