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City, Brantley celebrate Aberdeen gift
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Jack Brantley (far left) chats with (from left) Wilhelmina McEwan and Brenda and Joe Sullivan during a post-city council meeting reception at Aberdeen, the historic home he has lived in since 1975 and is gifting to the city of Camden. Many of the approximately 150 people who attended the city council meeting came to Aberdeen at Brantleys invitation to enjoy hors doeuvres, drinks and his celebrated hospitality. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
The city of Camden mixed business with pleasure Tuesday night as Camden City Council unanimously passed second and final reading of an ordinance to accept Jack Brantley’s gift of Aberdeen, the historic Monument Square property he’s owned since 1975. Hundreds of people not only attended the meeting to support Brantley, but also accepted his invitation to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and hospitality at Aberdeen afterward. Council’s unanimous acceptance of Brantley’s gift came after all other business on the agenda, including a special “Other Business” section during which Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson provided a history lesson on original Aberdeen owner, Samuel Mathis.