VZC Historical Commission recognized by commissioners

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VZC Judge Don Kirkpatrick presents the VZC Historical Commission with a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission June 27.

A Distinguished Service Award  certificate was presented to the Van Zandt County Historical Commission by the VZC Commissioners Court June 27.

VZC Judge Don Kirkpatrick presented the certificate and VZC Pct. 4 Commissioner Tim West presented a plaque designating the VZC Courthouse to be listed in the National Registrar of Historic Place by the United States Department of the Interior.

“This recognition is from the Texas Historical Commission,” pointed out Kirkpatrick. “This is the ninth year in a row that the Van Zandt County Historical Commission has received this honor and that is not an easy thing to accomplish. Congratulations. What a great job you do for Van Zandt County.”

In presenting the plaque designating the courthouse to be listed in the national register, West, who is also a member of the VZC Historical Commission, commented, “Last year, we were trying to get the state to give us financial aid to redo the courthouse. There were 21 questions that we had to answer from the state and you receive a certain amount of points for each answer. One of the questions stated that we needed to be listed on the national register so we spent a lot of time on this. Our group put together multiple pages of information. There was a lot of research done. We submitted our information and we were approved to be listed in the National Register of Historic Place by the U. S. Department of the Interior. We will post this in the courthouse.”

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