|Retired educator who stayed active in community recognized by service clubs, government officials|
|Kerry Craig | News-Telegram Assistant Editor|
May 27, 2005 - George Law loves young people, his family, church and community and that love is reflected in almost everything he does.
In recognition of these special attributes, the Kiwanis Clubs of Sulphur Springs named George Law Sulphur Springs Kiwanis Clubs Layperson of the Year in special ceremonies Thursday evening.
A former educator, George would never say he retired, he would just say, “I quit,” and just continued tirelessly working for children, his family, his church, his club and community.
As an educator, he was a vocational agriculture teacher in McCauley, a principal at Como-Pickton and taught science at Sulphur Springs High School, where he was also advisor for the Kiwanis Key Club.
Many of his students credit Law with challenging them to continue with their education and encouraging them to strive for success.
George Law’s dedication extends also to First United Methodist Church, where he has served as trustee and member of the building committee and gave six months of his time to work as contractor for the renovation of the church administration building.
Also, in his church, George is president of the Messengers Class, member of Methodist Men, serves as an usher and frequently helps in the church kitchen.
He was also recognized for his five years of dedication to the American Cancer Society’s local Road to Recovery program, driving neighbors to other cities for medical appointments and treatments.
To pay special tribute to the Layperson of the Year, Hopkins County Judge Cletis Millsap and Sulphur Springs Mayor Chris Brown both designated Friday, May 20, as George Law Day in both the city and county, and the presidents of both Kiwanis Clubs presented him with a plaque signifying the honor. Law was presented with a copy of the Congressional Record in which U.S. Ralph Hall paid tribute to him, identifying the many different ways Law has served his community. State Rep. Mark Homer provided a copy of a Texas House-Senate Joint Resolution recognizing Law’s accomplishments and contributions to his community.
Rep. Homer also gave Law a Texas flag that was flown over the capitol building and a certificate of authenticity.
Jack Carlton of Longview, president-elect of the Texas-Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International also sent Law a letter recognizing him as Sulphur Springs Kiwanis Layperson of the Year and thanking for his service to children as a Kiwanis member.
Law is a long-time member of Golden K Kiwanis, where he has served as president and chairman of a number of club projects. He has also worked on many Sulphur Springs Kiwanis noon club projects