Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette Jana Dickerson was recognized as an Adaptive Sports USA Jr. Nationals Record Holder at Monday's Clarkson City Commission meeting.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

Jana Dickerson was recognized as an Adaptive Sports USA Jr. Nationals Record Holder at Monday's Clarkson City Commission meeting.

Monday night the Clarkson City Commissioners recognized Jana Dickerson, a fourth-grade student at Clarkson Elementary School, as an Adaptive Sports USA Jr. Nationals Record Holder.

Dickerson is the 10-year-old daughter of Tana and John Dickerson.

She suffers from heiplegic cerebral palsy and competed in the Adaptive Sports USA Jr. Nationals held in Fort Wayne, Indiana from July 22-27.

She had six first-place finishes and set four new national records for discus, 100-meter, 200-meter, and 400-meter runs.

In other business:

• The commissioners held the first reading of an ordinance concerning property tax rates.

They discussed leaving tax rates the same as they were last year and will vote on whether to adopt the ordinance after the second reading on Monday.

The current tax rates are 8.7 cents per $100 of assessed valuation on real estate; 11.07 cents per $100 assessed value on tangible personal property; and 10 cents per $100

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assessed value on vehicle and watercraft.

• Treats on the Trail was discussed. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the Ed Nichols Memorial Nature Trail at the Clarkson City Park. The event involves a 1-mile hike through a Halloween themed candy hunt.

Grayson County Tourism Director Anya Turpin is asking for volunteers to help set up, clean up and direct traffic. She also wants all people who are interested in setting up a booth to make sure they fill out the form and return it by Oct. 1.

She said over 1,000 people have expressed interest in the event on Facebook so far and about a dozen businesses and organizations have expressed interest in having a booth, but only six have filled out the form.

• Treat-or-treating hours have been set for Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. There will be safe spots at Clarkson City Hall and the Clarkson Fire Department.

• The commissioners disscussed Honeyfest and parade details. The fire department is in search of extra hands to help with the Honeyfest Pageant, which will take place on Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Clarkson Fire Department. See the Grayson County News-Gazette's Honeyfest guide in today's edition for details of schedules and events.

• It was announced that the next city blood drive will also take place on Sept. 22.