BY SATHIYAN SIVAKUMARAN, HUBCAP VISTA, THE HUB
Passion for helping to improve the lives of residents is the first step to getting communities onto a positive trajectory. In the case of Hinton, Sandy Turner stands out for her dedication to restoring Camp Summers and her involvement in civic organizations. Sandy is the Director of Camp Summers, and she was presented with the “Spirit of Hinton” award in December 2018 by Hinton’s Mayor Joe Blankenship.
“Our community has restored the camp, not Sandy Turner. My wish is that any child, who wants to go to camp, can enjoy a quality, safe camping experience while making memories that will last a lifetime… Once they are at camp, the kids can play and interact with other children while experiencing character education, team building and learning leadership skills. Part of the charm of Camp Summers is that it allows kids and adults to be ‘unplugged from the world’ in our rustic setting.”
To read more about this dedicated community volunteer and the amazing work she has done for Hinton, check out Sandy’s story in the Register-Herald »
A few more photos of Sandy and community members at work!