Community service

Anthony Law receives Chamber’s Community Service Award

GALESBURG – Anthony Law was named the recipient of the 2021 Thomas B. Herring Community Service Award at the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Monday.

Law was selected from a group of several applicants. He has a long history of community service in Knox County, including numerous charitable efforts as well as involvement in the YMCA Solutions Program, the Carver Community Action Board, the CSC Hispanic-Latino Student Association and the Black Student Association, Sunrise Rotary, Salvation Army, Knox County Adopt- a-Highway Program, Galesburg NAACP, District 205, Goodwill / Watson Thomas Funeral Home Coat Drive, Juneteenth, South Street Block Party, Clean Up Days, Suicide Prevention Week walk, Taste of Galesburg and Martin Luther King Jr.

Through his role as Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator at Carl Sandburg College, he founded Men of Distinction and Women of Character. They are two community service oriented student organizations that encourage young people to give back and serve as leaders to the youngest students in our area. He has encouraged and inspired students for years to be like him. Earlier this year, Anthony Law received the Verne W. Dowers Exemplary Service Award from the Rotary Club.

“What an honor it was to celebrate the recipient of the award this year! Said Pam Gaither, executive director of the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce. “Anthony is an example of a community servant. He is truly an inspiration to everyone.

The Chamber’s 43rd Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon was held at Cedar Creek Hall on Monday. The event included an update on the state of the city from Mayor Peter Schwartzman, an opening speech by Candace D’Agnolo, owner of Pet Boss Nation and local entrepreneur and the presentation of this year’s award was made by Steve Watts, the 2020 award recipient.