Citizen of the Week: Brian Suits

Brian Suits retired as principal of Dalton Middle School three years ago. But he continues to make an impact on the community.

"He has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels for about a year," said Myra Baker, volunteer coordinator with Whitfield County Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals to the elderly, disabled and other shut-ins. While it isn't a formal part of their responsibilities, Meals on Wheels drivers keep an eye on the people they serve, helping to make sure they are well and providing some human contact.

"Mr. Suits always has a great attitude," said Baker. "He has a regular route and comes in once a month. But he's somebody we can really count on when we need him at other times. He has come to my rescue more than once."

Suits is also currently in his second term as chairman of the deacons at the First Baptist Church of Dalton.

Executive Pastor Phillip Cannon says Suits has been a deacon at the church for about 25 years.

"Our deacons serve a three-year term and then they are off a year," he said. "I believe he has been re-elected every time after he has rotated off for a year."

Cannon said Suits has held a number of volunteer and leadership positions in the church over the years.

"He is a very, very strong churchman," he said. "He really sets a strong example and is a very stabilizing influence in the life of our church."

For his efforts on behalf of Meals on Wheels and his leadership in his church, the Daily Citizen-News names Brian Suits our Citizen of the Week.

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