Trenton resident James Spears, 65, keeps coats for men and women in his car in case he sees someone around the city who might need one.
"Can you keep a secret," James Spears asked jokingly as he looked around to make sure the coast was clear. A moment later Spears lifted up his argyle sweater to reveal a Superman T-shirt given to him by his daughter. Spears, too, is a super man. A constant contributor to his community, Spears was recently named the 2012 Patch Community Service Person of the Year by the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch. Spear's daughter, Jodi Williams, nominated him for the award in November 2012. Spears and Superman have a few things in common. They both wear glasses and they both help the helpless. While Superman uses super-strength to save the day, Spears relies on his faith in God. "I still stop and fix flat tires," Spears said. "If I see someone struggling or …
Do you have a family member, friend or neighbor that deserves to be recognized for being an outstanding, super-fantastic member of the Trenton community. Nominate him or her for the Patch Community Service Person of the Year Award.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Nate Stemen
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Community service has several definitions. It can be anything from helping a neighbor put up his Christmas lights to organizing a blood drive. Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch wants to recognize one Trenton resident for his or her community service with the Patch Community Service Person of the Year Award and a $100 gift card to a local business in Trenton. Everyone deserves recognition once in a while. Why not nominate someone and let him or her know how much you appreciate his or her dedication to the community. No community effort is too small. Nominate a friend, family member or neighbor by commenting on this article. Please include the person's name and a short description of why they deserve the award in 200 words or less. Nominees must be …