Preston Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are planning a Constitution Day event Sunday at the Grayson County Courthouse. And the Grayson County Commissioners Court declared Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week in the county during its regular meeting Tuesday.
Grayson County Commissioners heard from Catherine Giles, second vice regent of the Preston Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Tuesday about the event, which will celebrate the U.S. Constitution being signed on Sept. 17, 1787.
Giles said the West Courtroom at the Grayson County Courthouse will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a reading of the document that holds the American states together. She said the reading will be done by people who show up at the event so those who are interested should be sure to get there early to get a good section. Sections will be handed out on a first come, first served basis, she said.
In addition, the group will move to the courthouse lawn at 3 p.m. to take part in the tradition of ringing bells to celebrate the constitution. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bells.