February 16, 2017 - February 16th was officially proclaimed "Larry Anfin Day" by Mayor Betsy Price at a ceremony at
General Worth Square Fort Worth in recognition of Larry Anfin's years of service to
the Fort Worth community. Big Brothers Big Sisters
is honored to be one of many organizations where Anfin dedicates his time and
leadership. As a Tarrant County Board Member and long-time supporter of
our mission, Larry has helped grow our mentoring programs and impact thousands of children across of city. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement!
Below is an excerpt from an article written about Larry Anfin on March 23, 2015 in FWTX Magazine:
At age 14, Anfin started working for Coors Distributing Company of Fort Worth, which his grandfather, John McMillian, and Ed Curtis founded in 1966. Anfin’s first job was in the recycling center on East Northside Drive in 1974. He worked during summer breaks throughout high school. It was not glamorous, Anfin says. “We averaged 7,000 pounds a day in cans. It was a pretty hard job. The center wasn’t covered or anything. There were two buildings and an open lot. That’s where the recycling center was.”
After riding on the beer truck and attending Texas Christian University for a time, Anfin returned to Coors and worked his way up the corporate ladder, learning all areas of the business. “I started back on trucks for a little while and then went into different phases of the company,” he recalls. “I went from being an assistant for my grandfather, to general manager at the Arlington operation, and eventually came back to Fort Worth.”
After 48 years as a family business operating in Tarrant and Johnson counties, Anfin, who was CEO, and his three brothers sold to Dallas-based Andrews Distributing of North Texas in March 2014. Andrews Distributing is the presenting company of MAIN ST. this year.
Anfin serves on the boards or executive committees of 21 different organizations, including the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, A Wish with Wings, Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, Victory Therapy Center, Stage West, Fort Worth Police Officers’ Award Foundation, 4H Foundation, and the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show.
“We’ve got this great arts festival, plus look at this downtown,” Anfin says. “It’s a showcase now. Tens of thousands come together to enjoy one of the world’s greatest art galleries and venues. The original hope that MAIN ST. would someday become a multi-faceted festival that would transform downtown into an outdoor gallery and concert stage has not only come to life but has exceeded what anyone thought was possible.”
Larry has been married to Karen for 31 years. They are parents to four adult children: Elizabeth, 31; David, 29; Sara, 27; and Kevin, 23.