This past Saturday was Hackberry Flat Day as well as the day the Chamber hosted two tour groups from other parts of the state. We had 45 visitors from the Perry/Stillwater area as well as 36 visitors from Crossways Baptist Church in Sulphur, they were led by former Frederick residents James & Linda Redeker. The weather threatened us but we made it through the day only getting a little wet once. The groups toured the Pioneer Townsite Museum, the Crawford Collection, the Ramona Theater, did a little shopping around town, Hackberry Flat Day and the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Hangar in addition to enjoying a lunch at the Lois Long Center catered by the Frederick Arts & Humanities Council and at the First United Methodist Church catered by the Baby Bellas group. It was a great day for Frederick. I heard so many compliments about our community as well as the nice residents who stopped to visit with our groups. Thank you! I asked and you delivered.
We will host another three groups from now through the end of June and I hope to keep the momentum going. Out of town visitors benefit us all. It doesn’t have to be a day long group of visitors to show off our community. Each and every person that visits is a chance to make a great impression and hopefully entice them to return.
Unfortunately tour groups weren’t the only things that went on this past weekend. Many residents, businesses and community buildings received flood damage from the torrential rain fall that fell Saturday into Sunday morning. All morning I have witnessed people pulling back carpet, repairing ceilings or drying out floors. However some of the damage will take longer than just a day or two to repair. If you can lend a hand to your neighbors or be patient and overlook any damage they may have to their business at this time I know they would appreciate it.
We have a great sense of community in Frederick and I know we will all continue to lend a helping hand to one another as we dry out and recover from Mother Nature’s latest test!