Becky Grubb has been named the 2016 Anderson County Ally of the Year.
The award is given by Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County, or ASAP, and it recognizes Grubb’s passion for creating a healthy and productive Anderson County, a press release said.
Grubb is the office manager at Fox Toyota, where she works with her family. She and her husband Stanley are active members of Grace Baptist Church, where they serve as greeters and small group home hosts. They have served with Lost Sheep Ministries in Knoxville for the past 12 years, assisting the homeless, and have taken several mission trips with Jesus Centered Ministries. Grubb is also a member of the Clinton Civitan Club, the press release said. She and Stanley have three children and four grandchildren.
“I am very thankful I had the opportunity to partner with ASAP for the prevention of drug abuse in our community,” Grubb said. “ASAP is a great organization with great leadership, dedicated volunteers, and support from our local police departments. Good families deal with this epidemic on a daily basis. Thank you ASAP for fighting drug abuse in our community!”
Theresa Scott was the first runner-up. Scott is an Anderson County commissioner and member of the Underage Drinking Task Force and Oak Ridge Beer Permit Board.
Kim Pouncey was the second runner-up. Pouncey is the president of Straight Up LLC, which specializes in training responsible alcohol vendors in the area; a member of the Underage Drinking Task Force; and a member of ASAP’s Sustainability Committee.
Each candidate conducted their own campaign, but all of the candidates were united by one goal: to use their leadership, influence, and communication skills to raise funds to help prevent and reduce substance abuse in Anderson County, the press release said. More than $7,000 was raised during the 1.5-month campaign, all of which will stay in Anderson County to support ASAP’s mission to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse in Anderson County by collaborating with community partners to implement effective intervention strategies.
All the candidates for Ally of the Year were recognized at ASAP’s annual awards banquet on Friday, January 29. ASAP also recognized the recipient of the 2016 Power Partner Award as Vaughn Becker, Clinton Police Department assistant chief.
“By his work, our community is a safer, healthier place, and adolescents have a better opportunity for success,” the press release said.
“This year, ASAP is also thrilled to have another volunteer receive the Kris Stults’ Distinguished Service Award for accruing over 200 hours of community service,” the release said. “This year’s recipient is Kathy Scruggs.
“Please congratulate Becky Grubb as well as all of the candidates who did a great job for a great cause!”
To learn more about ASAP or to make a donation, go to www.ASAPofAnderson.org or call (865) 457-3007.
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