Anne Grubbs embodies the spirit of the Jefferson Awards, with service beyond the call in numerous aspects of Warren County life.
Her “day job” with Community Education often finds itself extended into the night, sharing time with her many other interests including church, friends and community organizations, such as Kiwanis Club, Girl Scouts, the former Girls Inc., the ALIVE Center and Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.
As a member of the Kiwanis Club she has recruited new members to join and help on service projects, volunteered at school activities, helped with the Soap Box Derby and the events. Those efforts earned her a George F. Hixon Fellow in 2008.
While having no children of her own, Anne has elected to essentially adopt other children in the community. In addition to her child-centered activities through Community Education, Anne volunteers at a summer Girl Scout program and helps the organization with an annual fundraiser.
Anne’s goal to have a central location to get residents connected with volunteer opportunities is credited with helping establish the ALIVE Center, a Western organization that does just that.
Her compassion extends to the less-fortunate animals in the community. Anne is a regular dog-walker for the Bowing Green-Warren County Humane Society’s shelter.
Anne also finds time for church choir and activities, participates in the community as well as with Fountain Square Players.
Just listing her work is exhausting, but Anne keeps going even in the face of cancer. She is battling her disease and encouraging others to do the same.
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