The OAM kick-off luncheon and presentation of the George A. Wright Memorial Award was held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2 at First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Because of George A. Wright's outstanding contributions as a citizen of Tift County, a perpetual memorial for him was established and is awarded annually to an individual(s) 60 years of age and older who exemplify the qualities that Wright exhibited.
Those qualities include Wright's contribution as a community service and civic leader, his Christian witness as a church man, his service as a dedicated patriotic American, his loving devotion to his family and his career as an outstanding businessman.
Many remember the positive influences Wright had on the Tiftarea and how he reached out and touched the lives of many others. In so many ways, he always made people feel glad that "George" had come their way. All of those qualities led the people of Tift County to honor him, posthumously, with the "Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year" award in 1981. That is why the George A. Wright Memorial Award has been established by those who knew him best and love him most.
This year's recipient of the award was Ms. Holly Hall. Congratulations from South Georgia Banking Company.
Sponsors were Bradley Place, Dogwood Senior Health Center, Heart & Hands Private Home Care, Southern Home Medical, LLC, First Baptist Church and South Georgia Banking Co.[back to list]