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United Way Volunteer of the Month

Published 9:46am Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Meet Peggy Newell

Age: 60

Livelihood: bookkeeper

Peggy Newell
Peggy Newell

City: Albert Lea

For how long: 35 years

Tell us about your family: I come from a family of five. I have a fraternal twin sister, one brother and two sisters. I was married to my husband, Tom, in June of 1975, and have two sons, Charles and David. I also have a dog, Lucy, and a cat, Cisco.

Where do you volunteer and how long have you volunteered there? I have been volunteering at the Albert Lea Family Y for the last 30 years.

Why do you volunteer?  I began because I wanted my sons to be involved in youth activities and the programs needed adult coaches. I enjoyed what I was doing with them and continued to volunteer in other areas to include an adult fitness program.

What was the last book you read? I am reading “The Vatican Diaries.” I started the book because I went to high school with the author. Although I haven’t finished it yet, it is an interesting read and has a lot of information applicable to things that are currently happening at the Vatican.

What are your hobbies? I enjoy running, biking, traveling overseas, knitting and spending time with my family.

What’s your favorite movie? Most recently I liked the movie “Lincoln.”