Duncan’s Cindy Hale: Mom of the Month – Presented by Bank of Commerce

 

Cindy Hale, mother of five, has called Duncan her home since 1997. Her and her husband Michael have raised all five kids as Duncan Demons. The community of Duncan has been a special place for the Hale family.  

“The people of Duncan are what make Duncan a great place to live and raise a family. I grew up in Southern California, 20 minutes from Disneyland, and surrounded by a million people. Moving to Duncan in 1997 was a complete change of pace for us but we found people here who became friends, and those friends became family. And our ‘family’ continues to grow every day. I can’t imagine doing life without these people,” Cindy said. 

Cindy and Michael have both been pillars of the community serving in many volunteer roles during their 36 years of marriage. Cindy has also served on different boards and committees in Duncan to help with the quality of life in Duncan and the surrounding area. Their children all called Duncan High School home.

“We have five children who are now grown. They attended Duncan schools. Our youngest, Jessica, will graduate from OU next year. She was the Duncan Crossman Award winner, the highest award that Duncan presents to a graduating senior (in lieu of a Valedictorian),” Cindy said. “Over the years we supported our kids in many ways in sports, band, or other activities by encouraging, sponsoring, coaching, driving to and from events or on overnight trips, bringing snacks, etc. to being at every game or event we could possibly attend. We helped in any way we could from setting up experiments at the kitchen table for the annual Science Fair, to staying up late to assist with class projects, to holding ‘campaign posters’ while they were being taped to the brick walls of the Middle School, so they could run for a class office.” 

Cindy cares about the people of the community and is always looking for opportunities to reach out and make a difference.  

“I serve as the Caregiver Coordinator for ASCOG and I work with seniors and their caregivers to help those who are struggling with health issues or other problems find services that can assist them,” said Cindy. “I also meet with grandparents and seniors who are raising relative children with a similar respite program. I enjoy helping these seniors in any way I can. Sometimes it’s just being there to listen, when they are alone and do not have family or friends available to visit them.”

Cindy enjoys the outdoors, reading, visiting museums, and sipping iced tea on the front porch with friends and family.