Mona Lisa Grady wears many hats. From her office at Refreshments, Inc., she’s acts as the special events coordinator for the local company and Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Group’s Coke 10K. She also oversees the C.A.R.E. Community Foundation which encompasses projects of the Commission on the Future of Alcorn County and Excel By 5. Grady said just about everything she works on somehow benefits the community. “It’s a lot to keep straight,” she said. “But, it’s really hard to say ‘no’ when it’s all good things.” Her most recent project includes turning an old warehouse into the new Coca-Cola Museum. Married to Ned for 28 years, the couple has two sons, 14-year-old Nolan and 16-year-old Grantley. “I’m very blessed with a wonderful family ... it’s just moving way too fast,” she added.
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