It's difficult to go to an event in Weston and not run across Betsy Peyreigne. The mother of three keeps herself busy with lacrosse, helping with local veteran services and running the Community Food Pantry .
"I don't have a lot of spare time, but the thing I love most is photography," she said. "I'm never without my camera."
Her love of photography stems from her children's active lifestyles. "I take a lot of pictures of sports and other stuff. I just try to make myself available for the kids. They love seeing pictures of themselves in action."
In between snapshots, she can be seen joking with other parents, encouraging the kids or chatting with the elderly.
"She's fantastic," said Al Mecozzi, a WWII veteran who participated in the Weston High School Veterans Day event organized by Peyreigne. As chairperson of the Select Committee on Veterans Affairs, her work with former servicemen and women is an important element of her volunteer efforts.
Peyreigne moved to Weston 14 years ago after spending most of her life in New Jersey and Long Island. She's been married for 29 years, and her children's interests range from opera singing to training sled dogs.
"I love my dogs," she said of her three Siberian Huskies. "It's the breed we fell in love with. We've had [Siberian Huskies] for years now. My youngest daughter is teaching them to pull. She's going to try and have them be part of a sled team."
She's also been involved with the Community Food Pantry for the past decade, helping the nonprofit grow as the demand has increased over the past few years. "I wear a lot of hats," she said.
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