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The Queen of all Dairy coming

MEGAN GRAY

The Ellis County Press

WAXAHACHIE – The director of the Texas Historical Commission presented the city of Waxahachie with the "First Lady’s Texas Treasures Award" Monday, March 15.

"This award was first presented in Austin but we all thought I should come and present the award to the city directly," said Mark Wolfe.

Created last year, the city is one of three honored this year along with San Marcos and Nacogdoches.

The award recognizes communities who found resources within themselves and the state to help improve and maintain the character and importance of maintaining a busy and productive Main Street, historical working courthouse and more.

Wolfe presented the city with two large street signs while also telling the members of the council the importance their impact on the city will always remain in the memory of the citizens.

"Officials come and go and philosophies change but, this can be your conscience," said Wolfe.

"Congratulations to all of you, you are viewed as a model community."

Mayor Ron Wilkinson extended his gratitude by asking approval of all council members to send a letter of appreciation signed by the city, to the historical commission and First Lady Anita Perry.

"This is a delight and I am sure it will draw more visitors with this recognition," said Wilkinson.

"I thank the members of the chamber and historical commission who helped make this possible."

In other news, the excitement of a Dairy Queen coming to town was found all throughout the council chambers.

"The long awaited Dairy Queen that has been spoken about amongst everyone lately is finally here for approval," said Contractor Scott Lay.

"Do you have any ice cream cones on you?" joked Councilman Joe Jenkins.

With no objection and already approved by the planning and zoning committee, the contract to build a drive thru location was approved unanimously.

Councilman John Wray was absent.

Dairy Queen will be located on the north side of the 287 bypass.


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