Anthony Anderson: Spirit of Gainesville nominee


Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:24 p.m.

Anthony Anderson is a barber in Gainesville, Florida. He has always aspired to be a barber and give back to the community that helped raise him. Anthony obtained his licensure in March 2011 and has been on the go ever since. Anthony makes it very affordable for parents to afford hair cuts for their children, often times he doesn't even charge. He makes it his business to volunteer around the city providing free haircuts for citizens of Gainesville. Most recently he provided more than r 25 free haircuts to school-aged youth during the 12th annual Stop the Violence Back to School Rally hosted by PAVE at Santa Fe College. In addition, Anthony assists Meridian Behavior in a homeless veteran affair by providing free haircuts for veterans. His dependability and eagerness to help, sets him aside. Often times, he does not have to be asked, he volunteers.

Facts

Category: Community Service

About Anthony Anderson

Occupation: Barber

Years in Gainesville: 27

Spouse: LaShay Anderson

Anthony also volunteers his time by coaching the football team at Lincoln Middle School for the last 5 years. With a championship under his belt, he does not plan on stopping. He takes something as broad as football and turns it into a learning experience for the boys. He stresses dedication and teamwork.

As if he has time for anything else, Anthony has been married to his wonderful wife of five years and has eight God kids that he loves dearly. Nope, not done yet! He also volunteers at his church, Upper Room, on the security team, securing the premises of the church to assure that they have a safe worship experience.

Submitted by LaShay Anderson

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