By Joshua Huff, sports editor
CLAY — The Clay City Council held its meeting on Tuesday and Clay-Chalkville student and Eagle Scout candidate Gage Horton headlined the evening.
Under the guise of Proclamation 2019-05, the city presented Horton with a certificate praising his service for building an outdoor classroom at Clay-Chalkville High School. The council acknowledged and applauded the volunteerism and the sense of civic duty of Horton. The proclamation passed unanimously.
“I just want to say to the Boy Scouts that we really appreciate what you do around the city,” Mayor Charles Webster said. “We have a lot of things that the Boy Scouts have done. We appreciate all the hard work that you all do.”
The outdoor classroom will provide students with an alternate way of learning. Clay-Chalkville High School principal Michael Lee attended the meeting in support of Horton and spoke highly of both Horton and his sister, Erika.
“A lot of times, students like them don’t get the recognition that they deserve,” Lee said. “Because maybe they’re not on the football field on Friday night, but they make Clay-Chalkville what Clay-Chalkville is. I appreciate both of them. I appreciate their mom and dad. They’ve been strong supporters of programs at Clay since I have known them.”
The council also unanimously passed Resolution 2019-20, which released the lien on 5124 Rick Drive. And according to council member Bo Johnson, the City of Clay Fall Festival is set for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at the Clay-Chalkville football stadium.
“We’ve had it for two years now,” Johnson said. “First year we were blown away with how many people came. We weren’t expecting it. Last year we had even more people, so who knows. Hopefully, it will be down to at least 89 degrees by then.”
There will be plenty of parking, food, inflatables, games and of course, candy. For any organization that wants to set up a booth, they are welcome to promote, but they cannot sell anything; however, for those interested in setting up a booth with games, the city will provide you with candy to give out.
The next city council meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at 7 p.m.