Quiet hero: Sandi Hedenland, Grass Valley | TheUnion.com

Quiet hero: Sandi Hedenland, Grass Valley

Sandi Hedenland, Quiet Hero
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The group I volunteer for: The Joint Parent Teacher Clubs of Nevada City Schools.

What I do for the group: Currently, I’m on the Nevada City Schools Dinner Dance and Auction Committee. The event is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building.

How I got involved: I’ve been involved with the schools’ parent-teacher clubs since my kids were in school. I have four children.

Why I think this group’s work is important: Because it enhances the education of the kids. It pays for music teachers, sports and band and it benefits all four schools in Nevada City.

The best thing that ever happened to me on this volunteer job was: The friends that I have made.

The rewards I get from this volunteer job are: I see my kids come home and they tell me what they have learned from their music teacher or what they can do on the computer, which is a result of the funding we provide.

Other volunteer jobs I’ve done: I am currently the chairperson for the boys gymnastic meet at Rising Starz. I am also the secretary for the Seven Hills Parent Student Teacher Club and the secretary for the Gold Run Parent Teacher Club.

I’ve lived in Nevada County: 23 years.

I like living here because: I like the community and I like running into people I know all the time.

The most important job that faces us as a community is: Educating our children whether you have them or not.

I think volunteerism is important because: If you don’t do it, no one else is going to. Everyone needs to pitch in.

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