(Photo by Ken Ross)
Held has been involved in many aspects of the Cherokee Community. She has been a member of the Cherokee Community Theatre for over 40 years, including a member of the board and directing many musicals and children's plays.
She gives piano lessons and takes her students to the Cherokee Villa for a recital each year. She is a member of the Tone Circle which gives scholarships for high school seniors. She organizes the Bill Riley Talent Show for the Cherokee County Fair. She is a member of the Music Boosters, playing for contests at the high school.
Held is involved with St. Paul's United Methodist Church as music chairman, member of the bell choir and chancel choir and organist and pianist.
Other activities in the church are circle leader, bazaar chairman and participant in the harvest dinner and Christmas programs. She has opened her home for Friendship Bible Study for 15 years.
Held is a member of the TTT which sponsors a child to camp and gives a scholarship to a high school senior. She is a member of the Cherokee Arts Council. She helped organize the first Red Hat Chapter in Cherokee.
One of her favorite pastimes is working in her garden and has become a master gardener. Cooking is another talent and she has a column in the Chronicle Ties called "Recipes by Sherry."