Today, local residents gathered at Krystal's for a special celebration, honoring Howard "Doc" Ayers on his 93rd birthday at his Cedartown hangout. However, he's got one special gift this year only the hands of an artist could provide: a makings of a statue of himself.
Ayers, longtime football coach at Cedartown High School, philanthropist and more is caputred in motion and will be enshrined in bronze as artist Julia Knight completes the latest round of statues for the Cedartown Sports Walk of Fame.
Soon to be delivered to the City of Cedartown is the statue of golfer Doug Sanders.
A total of six figures will be placed around the Polk County Courthouse on Prior Street next year when all are completed.