Welcome! by Aline Zimmer

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Bruce and Sandy Allen

Bruce and Sandy Allen
Bruce and Sandy have already begun integrating into their new community! They grew up in Missouri and met in high school. Bruce attended Baylor University, while Sandy attended the University of Missouri, then they both earned graduate degrees at the University of Missouri. They both began work in the consulting field, Bruce with Arthur Andersen, and Sandy with Peat Marwick. They now are self-employed consultants, which give them more flexibility to raise their three kids. They did enjoy a three-year stint in Melbourne, Australia, where Bruce was on assignment.
The couple have three kids: Lannea is a senior at Bishop Miege, while twins Daniel and Mariel are freshmen at Pembroke. Two English bulldogs, Augie and Dottie, round out the family. They had been looking for the right house and happened to find it here. Little did they know they had also found a welcoming community. They moved to their LQ home in June and haven’t had to do anything but “plunk down” the furniture, which fit perfectly, and be greeted by their new neighbors and friends.
“It’s easy to move here– if you need anything, everyone will help,” says Sandy. She feels they’ve been embraced by the down-to-earth people who live here, and the younger kids have met lots of new friends. Lannea has enjoyed bringing her cross-country running companions to the lake to run the trails, followed by breakfast. Bruce is also a runner who has competed in half-marathons. He enjoys reading, helping the kids with their activities, and just hanging out with friends. Sandy enjoys walks around the lake and on the trails. On her bucket list was to live at a place where you can ride a golf cart. Done! Welcome to the Lake, Sandy and Bruce.