Citizen of the Week: Laura Gregory

Laura Gregory's family have been residents of Dalton for decades. After retiring from Barton Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Laura Gregory knew was ready for a new challenge. She began volunteering weekly at the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia and continues to do so. Animals are very important to her, and she loves making a difference for them and the community.

During the past year, Gregory has added to her volunteer efforts by helping out at the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library. Officials there say she assists with the larger children’s programs such as Spring Break Craft Days and the Summer Reading Program.

A grandmother herself, they say she enjoys engaging with children and seeing their creativity.

“Laura is always ready to step in wherever she is needed,” says Brandy Wyatt, the library's administrator. “We appreciate her positive attitude and enthusiasm for the kids.”

Gregory has a particular reason to be interested in the library and the many wonderful things it does for our community. Her daughter, Lizzy Stuckey, is the youth services manager for the library.

"It is a privilege, and frankly just a lot of fun, to work alongside my mom and get her involved and hands-on in what I do,” Stuckey says.

Library officials say Gregory "is a great example of finding the things you love and using that passion to support the community."

For her important volunteer efforts with the Humane Society and the library, the Daily Citizen-News names Laura Gregory Citizen of the Week.

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