June 28, 2017
By Amie Knowles
MARTINSVILLE – While she’s worked with children in the area for 11 years, Joanie Petty took on a new challenge this month as the executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Blue Ridge.
The wife and mother of two boys hopes to promote a feeling of safety within the family-oriented non-profit organization, as she sees insecurity as one of the biggest hurdles affecting area youth.
“I think just our society in general is a struggle sometimes and there’s a lot of fear in the unknown and the world,” Petty said.
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