SLIDESHOW: Local legend George Garrett celebrates 70th birthday in Grantham
Everyone’s favourite Granthamian - big George - celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday.
As reported in the Journal last week, George Garrett was set to mark his birthday on Wednesday with a party at the Chameleon at the Kings.
However, the gentle giant who has made Grantham’s branch of Morrisons his second home, was first treated to a ‘breakfast birthday party’ at the store’s cafe, and the first of several cakes.
His niece Amanda Garrett said: “The day was amazing, starting with a breakfast party at Morrisons which was all laid on by the cafe staff! Me and George’s other niece, Gemma Garrett were there with him all day, reading his cards to him, and carrying his many presents!
“From the minute he got to Morrisons he had people surrounding him with cards, well wishes and presents. They had made him a cake, decorated his table with banners and a balloon, and they even had a cup of tea, paper and his breakfast ready for him!”
Then in the afternoon George made his way through Grantham to his second birthday party in Chameleon at the Kings, where he was again showered with gifts and cards.
He was presented with another birthday cake, made by Lisa Watson of Grantham business Nan’s Nice Cakes, as well as cup cakes made by Louise Baker of Baker’s Cakes. “A massive thank you to both of them, and everyone who made his day special. I’ve never seen him smile so much, he really did have an amazing day,” added Amanda.
“I am very proud of him. A few times yesterday I thought of how much George’s mum - my nan, Dolly Johnson, and his brother - my dad, Terry Garrett, would be so happy and proud of him.”