Wayne County Commission Honors Dearborn-Area Volunteer
Margaret Pedenelli has served the community in so many ways. From extensive involvement with Kiwanis to monthly food packing for Gleaners Food Bank and fundraising for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, the Dearborn native and Allen Park resident has volunteered her time and resources in multiple ways.
In honor of her commitment and dedication for helping others, Pedenelli was recognized by the Wayne County Commission March 15 during its Women’s Recognition Program held in connection with Women’s History Month.
Pedenelli was selected by Commission Chairman Gary Woronchak (D-Dearborn) as the honoree for District 13, which includes Dearborn, Allen Park and Melvindale.
“She has done so much for so many people,” Woronchak said as he presented Pedenelli with a certificate for her contributions. “Her work as an advisor with the Dearborn High Key Club (teen Kiwanis) is unprecedented. With her assistance, the Key Club has participated in various award-winning activities and been a key contributor to the community.
A graduate of Edsel Ford High School, Pedenelli was employed as a legal secretary at Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn for 14 years before handling duties as court reporter for the Third Circuit Court and then Dearborn’s 19th District Court. She retired from that position in 2005.
Since her retirement, Pedenelli has spent seemingly all of her free time organizing programs and assisting individuals, both young and old, in experiencing the joys of life.
“Peggie Pedenelli has been one of Dearborn’s leading citizens for so many years,” Woronchak said. “It was my pleasure and privilege to offer her this recognition as part of the Wayne County Commission’s Women’s History Month celebration.”