Northeast Clay County to be featured in spring Hello Neighbor tour

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The Newport Church in southeast Clay County was the first of several stops in the 2012 Hello Neighbor Tour. This year's tour will focus on northeast Clay County.

The Newport Church in southeast Clay County was the first of several stops in the 2012 Hello Neighbor Tour. This year’s tour will focus on northeast Clay County.

Clay County’s Leadership Advisory Board has scheduled its spring “Hello Neighbor” tour for Thursday, April 3 from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.  This year, the tour will focus on Precinct 1 of Clay County.

The day’s points of interest will include the home of Adam and Ashley Gonzenbach and the River Bluff Hunting Lodge.  Another point of interest will include the greenhouse of Andy Harding and his beautiful orchids.  After lunch the group will tour the horse training facilities and water harvesting system of Chris and Dee Ann Littlefield.

Tour guides for the day will include Jerry Payne, a private range and wildlife consultant and Clay County history buff; Mike McDonald, County Executive Director of the Farm Services Agency and Johnny Reynolds, retired County Executive Director of the FSA.  They also 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’ tour is to promote the people, places, sights, sounds, foods, businesses and wonders of Clay County and the surrounding area and to help us appreciate where we live to a fuller extent and to share that appreciation with others,” said Extension Agent Missy Hodgin.

Participation in the tour is $12 per person, which will include lunch and snacks.  Lunch is being provided by the Byers Improvement Group and will be held at the Byers Community Center.  Up to 40 persons may attend.  Reserve a spot by Monday, March 31 by calling the extension office at (940) 538-5042.  You can also drop by the extension office at 210 W. Ikard St., Suite B, Henrietta.

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.

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