A special birthday celebration was held Saturday afternoon for one of our area’s most respected men: Nelson T. Gant. Held at the Schultz Mansion, the celebration of Gant’s life also raised money for the purchase of his childhood home. According to the Nelson T. Gant Foundation President Dr. Anita Jackson, money raised at the event will also be used to renovate the house. Board members, community residents and interested citizens enjoyed the celebration. Gant was born on May 10th, 1821.