Carlton Colwell Celebrates 80th Birthday in Blairsville, Georgia
Distinguished member of the community, Carlton Colwell recently celebrated his 80th birthday with family and friends. Many local people turned out to wish the former Union County State Representative a happy birthday. Colwell's family planned the "surprise party" in secret. Daughter Carla said, "He thinks he's going to a fundraiser dinner." The event remained a secret until Colwell's arrival, when family and guests greeted the surprised guest of honor with a round of applause. Carla added, "I hope no one's feelings are hurt. We couldn't send formal invitations or Dad would have found out. We really wanted to surprise him."
Colwell is well known for his contributions to Union County including his work in the Georgia Legislature. Colwell is responsible for many improvements to Union County. He was instrumental in helping transfer ownership of the former Union County Bank building to the Union County Public Library. Many of our finest buildings owe their existence to Carlton Colwell.
The birthday party was held at the Southern Tree Plantation. BBQ and all the fixing's were served up by Catfish Corner. Tommy Townsend's Band provided Bluegrass music and entertainment. Everyone had a wonderful time with good food, good music, and good conversation.