Clay County’s Leadership Advisory Board has scheduled its spring “Hello Neighbor” tour for Thursday, April 5, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. This year the tour will be in Precinct 4. The day’s stops include Newport Church and School, Herb & Kathy Middleton Ranch, Vashti Community Center and Bellevue First Baptist Church. Jerry Payne, a private range and wildlife consultant; Mike McDonald, county executive director of the Farm Services Agency and Johnny Reynolds, retired county executive director of the Farm Services Agency will be resource persons for the tour. They will highlight agricultural practices along the way. Everyone will be invited to share what they know about the landmarks and property being toured.
The purpose of the “Hello Neighbor” tours is to promote the people, places, sights, sounds, foods, businesses and wonders of Clay County and the surrounding area. They are to help us appreciate where we live to a fuller extent and to share that appreciation with others.
The complete cost to each person for the tour is $12, which will include lunch and snacks. Up to 40 persons may attend. Call today (940) 538-5042 to reserve a tour seat, or come by the county extension office at 210 W. Ikard St., Suite B, Henrietta, Texas 76365, by Monday, April 2.
Repeat tour participation is common so it must be worth the time and money. The group will meet at the Holman Center, behind Wells Fargo Bank in Henrietta, to begin the tour at 8 a.m. and will return about 2:45 p.m.