Lawrence County YMCA announces Jack and Nancy Flannery Y Salute Honorees for 2022

2022 Salute to Michele Perelman and Octavia Payne

The Lawrence County YMCA is pleased to announce they will be presenting the Jack and Nancy Flannery Y Salute Award to Michele Perelman and Octavia Payne, for their outstanding passion and leadership in helping to foster unity throughout Lawrence County and helping our young people reach their full potential. 

Michele and Octavia were instrumental in launching Oneness of Lawrence County, an organization created to celebrate our community and honor its diversity.  They have also made a difference in the lives of pre-teen and teen girls through the Diamond Girls program, which they launched in 2004 to address a need in the community to mentor and support young women in a direction to encourage positive personal growth and development. 

The award is being given in memory of Jack and Nancy Flannery, who exemplified servant leadership, commitment to our community, and the YMCA’s core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. The Lawrence County YMCA is pleased to honor their legacies with an annual award to a person or group of people who embody the spirit of these core values.

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The Jack and Nancy Flannery Y Salute will be held at the Villa Banquet Center on Thursday, September 29, 2022, beginning with a reception at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m., and presentation of the Award at 7:00 p.m.  A table of ten is $700; individual tickets are available at $75 each.  You may contact Nancy Aiken, Executive Assistant at the Lawrence County YMCA, to purchase a table or tickets by calling 724-658-4766, ext. 217.