Hometown Hero: Anne Grubbs

After 17 years of dedication and hard work with Community Education of Bowling Green Anne Grubbs is preparing to enter retirement.

News of her retirement spread fast as Anne has touched the lives of many of us throughout the area. The attention has caught her off guard.

“Humble, it’s just a little over whelming. I told my boss I wanted to sneak out but she wouldn’t let me,” joked Grubbs.

Executive Director Debi Wade Jordan has worked with Anne for 12 years. She says someone like Anne is hard to find.

“Anne is irreplaceable. Her connections in the community and all the great things she has done throughout the years are just fabulous so we will have to work extra hard to try and fill those shoes,” says Jordan.

Anne has been the recipient of the prestigious ATHENA and Jefferson Awards. Along with those awards she has had her hand in many projects at community education.

After school programs, adult enrichment, Spell-A-Bration and Stand for Children Day are just a few of the things that Anne says made her job so enjoyable.

“It’s different everyday and that’s what I love about it. There is always something different going on, different projects, and even though we might do the same event every year like Stand for Children day it’s different each year,” says Grubbs.

Anne believes the success of those events aren’t because of her, but the great people within our community.

“I think I am just doing my job. My biggest thing is I get to talk about the things that other people do. It’s just so wonderful to promote everything that is going on here. I have made so many connections, I’ve met so many people,” says Grubbs.

For her years of dedication, taking care of our community and always having that bright smile, we honor Anne Grubbs as this weeks Hometown Hero.


Baldeck, Brett (2012, October). Hometown Hero: Anne Grubbs. WBKO.com. Retrieved from http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/Hometown-Hero-Anne-Grubbs-176013311.html