Meet Your Neighbors: Kathryn Peters enjoys traveling, daily workouts
The Judge of Elections in Jeannette's sixth ward, Kathryn Peters, lays claim to not having been born in the United States.
Peters, of the Arlington neighborhood of the city, was born in Bitburg, Germany, while her father, Jim Peters, was stationed in the U.S. Air Force.
When Peters was 2 years old, she and her family, which also includes her mother, Nancy, and her sister, Tawnya, returned to America and settled in Jeannette, Nancy's hometown.
Peters is a graduate of Jeannette High School and attended Westmoreland County Community College, where she majored in early childhood development.
After graduation, Peters worked at the Jeannette Children's Center.
Now she is working for Sheetz, Sam's Club and LA Fitness, where she can be seen working out daily.
Peters enjoys traveling too.
“I like to travel to Colorado whenever I get the chance to visit my aunt and uncle,” said Peters. She has traveled to the Rockies in various seasons and weather.
“I've visited Seven Falls and the Coors Factory. I just love the Rocky Mountains,” said Peters. “I love going up there, but working a couple jobs right now makes it harder.”
Peters also likes to see theatrical productions.
“My mom has been putting culture in my life,” she said. “I've been to a lot of shows.”
Over the past several years, Peters has seen several shows in the PNC Broadway Series at the Benedum Center and recently traveled with the Jeannette Recreation Commission to see the production of “Moses” at Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster.
“I can't say any one show is my favorite,” said Peters. “I like them all. Plus it gets me out and I get to see how other people live their lives.”
For relaxation, Peters also likes to cross stitch and use her rainbow loom when she has time, which can be limited as she is also active in the community.
In addition to being the Judge of Elections in 6th Ward, Peters is a charter member of the Jeannette High School Key Club and a member of the Jeannette Kiwanis Club, where she formerly served as the organization's president. To learn about travel, the theater or being active in the community, get to know neighbor Kathryn Peters.
Editor's note: Meet Your Neighbors is a recurring feature in The Jeannette Spirit. If you know of a neighbor with an interesting life story to tell, someone who deserves some recognition for volunteer work, a resident with a special talent or an avid collector who would like to be featured, call the Spirit at 724-838-5154 or send an email to email@example.com.
Margie Stanislaw is a contributing writer.
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