The Photo Archives threw a 76th birthday party for Gilbert Gott, the executive director for the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center.
Gilbert Gott is well known throughout Plant City for his dedication to revitalizing Historic Downtown and preserving the town’s history.
When he first moved here in 1995 he became the president of the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce. He spearheaded the movement to reopen the Union Station Depot, reorganized the Chamber’s leadership program and organized the world’s largest strawberry shortcake project in February 1999.
Now he is the executive director for the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center, a member of the Florida Historical Society, the East Hillsborough Art Guild and the Kiwanis Club of Plant City.
Many of his friends came together to through him “76 trombone-themed birthday party” at the archives on Sunday. Members of the community were invited to drop in between 2 and 4 p.m. and take part in food, drinks and chocolate cake.
While Gott asked that no one bring gifts, attendees did sign a picture of the birthday star with many warm wishes.