MINI-FEATURE ON ALEX GRUBB
Alex Grubb is a volunteer at the Humane Society where she has helped for nearly two years. She very much enjoys going out with her five best friends, loves great food, enjoys James Bond, playing card games and basketball.
But from there, she bears few similarities to other volunteers.
For starters, being a senior at Merrol Hyde Magnet School sets her apart from many. That, and loving math, especially AP Calculus, where she says, with her constant sense of humor, her teacher is fun because they get to eat pie on Pi Day!
Alex is the youngest of three children of Terry and Betty Grubb, who live on the Indian Lake Peninsula. Her mom is a Human Resources Specialist, her dad a Healthcare Client Coordinator. Alex is heading for college in the fall in a totally different direction from Mom and Dad. She is planning to attend East Tennessee State University with a double major in Accounting and Finance and future goals of being a Certified Financial Officer, or CFO, after spending time as a CPA. She'd also love to run a non-profit organization.
“I have no idea how God will use me, so I am enjoying the opportunities I have been presented with,” Alex said.
Alex is close to finishing a 135 hour senior project where she spent her time learning about the operations of the Humane Society, where she thought she'd be doing “slow and dirty work.” It seems Alex was pleasantly surprised to find herself enjoying the transportation of animals to the vet, greeting customers, answering questions, but most enjoyable of all was watching customers progress from walking through the front door to the end process of happily taking home their new, treasured pet. The worst part? “Picking up poopy puppies in the morning,”she said, but, “the friendly face lickings make it worthwhile.”
Alex is young, energetic, funny, intelligent, cute as could be, athletic . . . well, we could continue to go on, but the idea is already planted. Alex is well rounded. And she will stay the course to complete all her personal goals, if her performance as an outstanding volunteer at the Humane Society is any indication.
Many thanks to Kroger's in Goodlettsville for allowing us to host a material drive for HSSC! We collected items on our "wish list" from the very generous Kroger Shoppers! Many thanks to Board members Peggy Miller and Nancy Key who worked with Charlie Key and Alex Grubbs. Alex is a Merrol Hyde student who is working on her senior project and volunteers at the adoption center. Charlie is one of our junior volunteers that we can always count on!
We would like Thank our Sponsors and Donators for our 2012 Puttin' on the Dog/Cat Gala! We encourage you to support those who support us! Please take a moment to click on each name to view their website.
Black Eyed Pea Restaurant, Eddie Anderson
Carriage Trade One Hour Cleaners, Hendersonville
AAA Memberships, Terri Bayless
Chef's Market, Jim Hagy
Country Hills Golf Course, Brad Shirley
Karen & Brent Fields
Advanced Auto Wash, Hendersonville
Discount Tire, Gallatin
Vanderbilt Athletics, Robin Candish
Discount Tire, Madison
Guns & Leather, Hendersonville
Holiday Inn Express, McGavock Pike Nashville
Dillard's, Rivergate Mall
Auto Zone, Hendersonville
Massage Envy, Glenbrook Shopping Center
Lifeway Christian, Glenbrook Shopping Center
NTB Tire, Gallatin
Lowes Vanderbilt Plaza, Nashville
Lynn's Patio Shop, Lynn Franklin
Dr. Eric Stamper
Studio 157, Hendersonville
Ryman Auditorium Administration
Panera Bread Co., Glenbrook Shopping Center
Sumner Crest Winery, Portland,TN
Belmont Mansion Association
William & Jo Hill
Essence Lighting, Hendersonville
The Frist Center, Maggie Carigan
Faboo Cakes, Kimberly Grandas
Bush Jewelry & Design, Hendersonville
Cari Lou & John Westendorf
Chick-Fil-A at Glenbrook, Richard Luisi
Shipley Do-Nuts, Hendersonville
American Tire Company, Hendersonville
Tom Bannen Chevrolet, Madison
Centennial Park Office, Lauren Bufferd
On September 29, 2012, we were invited to attend the Pedigree Adoption Day at Edwin Warner Dog Park in Nashville, TN. We were able to find Seven of our furry friends a new home! We also received a portion of the incredible $50,000 check awarded to the Pedigree Adoption Day Shelter Partners. The Humane Society of Sumner County is also part of the Pedigree Feeding Project. Pedigree provides our dogs with nutrious Pedigree Dog Food which helps them become healthy and happy and ready for their chance at a new "Forever Home". Such a wonderful day!
Thank you so much to Pedigree and Dollar General.
What a sweet gesture! Instead of getting birthday gifts for herself, Kileigh decided to have her friends bring donations for the animals at the adoption center. Now our cats and dogs have some new toys, food, and the center has cleaning supplies in honor of Kileigh's birthday!
We are always amazed and so proud of the young people in Sumner County!
Kileigh, Thank you so much for including us in your birthday!