Former Spartanburg County teacher turns 106
CHESNEE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County School District Two celebrated a beloved figure in the community who turned 106 years old on Wednesday.
Ella Mae Colbert is a former Chesnee Elementary School teacher (CES).
The school district planned a party for Mrs. Colbert’s birthday with the students at CES during a special gathering the school in the Chesnee Elementary School Media Center.
The City of Chesnee said Mrs. Colbert received a police escort to her party and was presented with a proclamation making May 11 “Ella Mae Colbert Day.”
The birthday girl said the celebration was a total surprise.
“It’s filling me up. This is something that I wasn’t expecting,” Colbert said. “I wasn’t expecting anybody to be thinking about me or doing something. But they always slip a surprise on me. You just don’t know how the feeling has been this morning.”
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