On Sunday, October 18, dozens gathered at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church to celebrate the 135th year since its inception. The Honorable Dan Mills, 424th District Judge, read the engraved wording of the new Texas Historical Marker presented to Peyton Colony, and Honorable Blanco County Judge Bill Guthrie read the history of Peyton Colony. Blanco City Mayor, Tina Gourley, read a message from State Representative Patrick Rose and presented a United States flag that hung in the State Capital to Peyton Colony. Nell Krueger, Chair of the Blanco Historical Commission, presented the beautifully written State of Texas Resolution from Representative Patrick Rose. Blanco City Municipal Judge Don Barnett, Assistant Troop Master of the 497th Boy Scout Troup, led his troop as they presented the colors which flew during the entire ceremony. Blanco County Attorney Dean Myane and her husband, Jerry Myane, were present, as well as Commissioners John Wood, Paul Granberg, and wife Lisa, as well as their two sons.
Texas State Representative Patrick Rose was appreciated for his quick and efficient response to our invitation, for the flag and resolution, Judge Guthrie for his assistance, George Byars, for taking the first step towards obtaining the marker, Pat Althaus for her many hours that she devoted to completing the mission George began, and Nell Krueger and the Texas Historical Commission for their efforts.
Thank you to everyone who made this memorable event a success.