Howl At The Moon 5K Run And Honoring Robin Grubb

Kathy was around shooting good pics, this is just a shot I took with my cell phone. Check the city’s Facebook page sometime this week and there will be a lot of good pictures there.

I was at the Howl At The Moon 5K run on Friday night and it was so much fun. Heck no, I wasn’t running, I only run when there’s someone or something scary chasing me. Instead, I was the timekeeper at the 2 mile mark. So, the person shouting the time as you were running back and shouting encouragement as you were running forward? That was me. I’m not normally the cheerleadery type, but Robin said to be loud and shout encouraging stuff, so I did.

And speaking of Robin, I would like to give a great big cheerleadery shout out to her- she is leaving to become the Deputy Commander of the 118th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Berry Field. What an honor it has been to have her as our Parks and Rec director, and what an honor it is for her to go on to this. I have only recently gotten into all these city events and my interaction with Robin has been limited, however, I know how very lucky we are to have had her as our Parks and Rec director.

Even the most staunch haters of La Vergne must admit that one of the things La Vergne has going for it is its Parks and Rec department. We have some very nice ballfields, and we have some really good activities available for people of all ages in this town. We have Robin to thank for most, if not all of it. The city will be throwing a party for her on Tuesday August 23rd from 2-4 at Civic Auditorium, and the public is invited to come and help honor her. Robin, you have my personal thanks and gratitude for all the hard work you have done for our city.

Now, back to the 5K run- “it was so much fun” really doesn’t begin to describe it. It seriously is going down as one of my favorite nights I’ve ever had. A lot of that has to do with the people who were there. I know I’ve gone on a lot about the city employees lately, but again I cannot emphasize enough how great they are. I’ve met so many of them, and I just love them. They all care so much about making our city a better place.

Friday night was a blast because of those city employees who, I might add, were glad to be there, glad to be participating in helping make this event a success. I learned a super-awesome t-shirt folding technique from a guy who teased and joked with me as if we’d been buddies forever instead of having just met. I got to ride in a truck with a guy who really, really, really cares about the grass in the park, lol. And he kept us laughing and put up with our shenanigans, ha. The chief of police sang to us. Seriously, it was the most fun I have had in a long, long time.

So I have to ask, if you’re not involved in the city, why not get involved? Yeah, I get that going to the board meetings is like watching paint dry, but how about volunteering your time to help out with some of these events? That’s actually something that’s fun to do. I get that it’s “cool” to hate the city right now, but I think working with the city instead of against it, could only be a good thing for all of us citizens.

5 comments for “Howl At The Moon 5K Run And Honoring Robin Grubb

  1. tony vanatta
    August 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    YES IT WAS AWESOME .im with box 100 and the one blocking off burgar king,and the one that was dancing and telling them come on you are making me sweat,,lol and seeing friends in it,,,,,

  2. auntyoya
    August 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I loved volunteering my time and meeting lots of really awesome people. La Vergne has really got it going on with the fun and I didn’t meet one city employee who was not smiling or giving it a 100%! The awards ceremony/door prize giveaway was by far the highlight of the night especially the young men yelling “get pumped up” and making everyone laugh! It was so nice to see so many people smiling,laughing, and having a great time! Kudos La Vergne on a job well done! I must thank Robin for everything she has done for this city and we will miss her terribly!! Good Luck Robin and please know you always have home,family and friends here!!!

  3. August 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I had a blast too. Got to meet Jason and he got to meet Jen. Saw Ivy and Larua. I was set up in the weather tent next to the pavilion and luckly we had perfect weather! Most fun I had not running 3 miles 🙂

  4. Jason
    August 15, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Full disclosure, I knew Robin before moving to La Vergne but I’ve always been impressed with what she has accomplished and the dedication that shined through when she talked about her work. It’ll be a difficult task to fill her shoes but I also can’t think of a better person to be in a leadership position with the Guard. Congrats and thank you Robin!

  5. August 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    First time to run in this event, thought it was great, well organized. Thanks to all the LaVergne employees for supporting this event as well.

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