New Castle News


April 29, 2013

Making a Difference: Local woman constantly giving back to the community



So how does Grigsby keep track of everything going on in her life?

“Oh, good heavens, I write it all down,” she said. “I don’t even try to put it into my phone, I could never keep it straight that way.”

Grigsby said while there never is a shortage of good deeds to be done, she admits they do seem to find her.

“I’m probably too nebby,” she said with a laugh. “It’s not like I look for situations where I can help, they just seem to fall into my lap.”

Through it all, the twinkle never leaves Grigsby’s eye.

“She has a wonderful sense of sarcasm,” Cotton said. “And her sense of humor is unbelievable. People gravitate toward her — people in all walks of life — and she embraces every one of them. She picks her friends and her pets the same way —pedigree does not matter to her. If you need her, Jan is going to be there for you.”

Grigsby said that while her plate is full, so is her life.

“People do so much for me just for allowing me to be a part of their lives,” she said. “My life is a good one because of so many of the people that I have around me.”


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