PTC to unveil Founders Corner May 4

Sculptures honoring two of Peachtree City’s founders will be unveiled May 4 in a brief ceremony at City Hall Plaza as the “Founders Corner” is dedicated as part of the city’s ongoing History Time Line project.

Along with the busts of Floy Carr and Joel Cowan, the first of six plaques on the Founders Wall will be revealed, according to city spokesperson Betsy Tyler. The six plaques are designed to address the city’s history prior to its incorporation as a city in 1959.

The ceremony is expected to be brief but meaningful, as Cowan has been asked to say a few words along with long-time resident Scott Bradshaw, whose family has owned property here for many generations dating back to well before the city’s creation.

Cowan served as the city’s first mayor and was the impetus for the vision behind the city. Farr, as a Fayette native and banker, is credited with helping fund builders who came to the area when there wasn’t much to see ... and also with helping bring phone and electrical service to the county via Coweta Fayette EMC.

The EMC has joined the Peachtree City Rotary Club as one of several large donors to the project.

The vision is for more than just the Founder’s Corner, which is seen as an anchor for a history time line of plaques recognizing historical milestones in the city’s brief 50-year history.

The city has a volunteer committee that has worked on the project, which is completely funded with donations from local residents and businesses. Donors have been invited to attend the ceremony along with former elected officials. The public is also invited to attend.

The busts of Farr and Cowan were crafted by Georgia artist Andy Davis, who is responsible for several notable sculptures including recording artist Ray Charles, Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy and U.S. Founding Father Patrick Henry.

moelarrycurly
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Been dead

Almost 8 years. Not much enjoyment there.

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excuse me but

Isn't anyone watching these guys? Worthy cause or not it's not their money to dole out on anything but taking care of business. If they feel free to use your money to support their favorite cause????

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Is the EMC paying you to be their spokesperson? :)

I could not attend, just got back in town. Had some family business to attend to in Gwinnett County.

Of course, you will not list the positive side of it as I am one of the sculpture patrons. But that is OK, I am use to getting the snub.

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completely good reason...

thanks for the explanation and your support.

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EMC Donating to the Founders Corner...

...is consistent with their honoring of Floy Farr, one of the founding members of the EMC. Without Farr, Peachtree City, EMC nor Fayette County would not have been what they are today.

http://www.utility.org/documents/nov06pl.pdf

It was an EXCELLENT ceremony this afternoon, with a crowd I estimated at nearly 75. All of the living mayors or spouses were invited. Two mayors did not attend - anybody want to guess which two?

The answers may surprise you.

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SPQR - Point of order

"... has worked on the project, which is completely funded with donations from local residents and businesses."

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PTCO

I was referring to the EMC. Sorry about being cryptic

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