Award-winning author Lee Smith was born and raised in Grundy, Va. – a setting which provided the inspiration for her latest novel, 'Dimestore.' Among her other works, Smith also penned 'Fair and Tender Ladies' and 'The Last Girls.'
The Junior Woman's Club of Grundy held its very first meeting on September 10, 1952. Under the auspices of the Grundy Woman's Club, the junior club met after a luncheon at The Grill, under the direction of Grundy Woman's Club President Mrs. Boyd Fowler. Its first officers were elected during the meeting, including: Adele Cecil, President; Mable Harris, 1st Vice President; Jan Weaver, 2nd vice president; Jeannine Rush, secretary; and Polly Parrish, treasurer.