Gene Watson Boulevard Request Granted
Well, it is official! The City Council meeting was held to discuss items on the agenda including item number 13 to discuss and act on request to change the name of the portion of 6th Street NE within the fairgrounds to Gene Watson Blvd on Monday, July 9th. The motion was passed and now our most beloved country music artist will finally have a street named in his honor. We spoke with City Manager John Godwin after the meeting and he said “we will make a big deal out of this. Gene Watson has been performing at the county fair for numerous years and he deserves it.”
We also spoke with David Millsap (longtime fan of Watson’s) and he was ecstatic as he will be presenting the actual street sign to Gene at this year’s Red River Valley Fair. We are proud to be a part of Millsap’s endeavor and are looking forward to the upcoming festivities on September 25th of this year.
Photos by Robbie Gunn