Grayson County Commissioner praised those who give of their free time to help others in the county as part of a proclamation declaring Tuesday a “Day of Caring.”


The proclamation urged all Grayson County citizens “to join together to give back to the community in any way that is personally meaningful.”


Grayson County United Way Board of Directors Chairman Charles Hefner said the United Way’s current motto is “the power of you.”


He said that basically means it is all about everyone and everything they can do to make things better for themselves, for the community and for one another.


Grayson County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 Rita Noel, the United Way Campaign chair, said it is important to point out the difference that people make with their talents as volunteers.


“We always need volunteers and people that care and love,” she said.


Grayson County Judge Bill Magers said the county has always supported United Way and its employees will be holding a campaign in January to continue that support.


In addition, the court received into its minutes a memorandum of understanding with the Howe Police Department that allows that department to use the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office gun range. Commissioners also approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Gunter that will allow Precinct 3 employees to help with roadwork in Gunter. The city will pay for the cost of that work and rates established by the county commissioners for all precincts.