• Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    Larry Smith introduces Limestone County’s new tourism website to those attending the website’s kickoff, Thursday, May 10, at Old Fort Parker, one of the higher-profile historic locations featured on the website. Also shown is Old Fort Parker Site Director Sarah McReynolds.
  • Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    Limestone County’s new tourism website’s home page shows images of various historic sites in the county and people associated with the county’s history. Website visitors may click on the images to find information they will need to plan a trip to the county. Some of those are Cindy Walker, Quanah Parker, Old Fort Parker, Cynthia Ann Parker, Bob Wills, Lake Limestone and many more.
  • Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    The visitors center at Old Fort Parker was nearly filled Thursday, May 10, with creators and well-wishers of Limestone County’s new tourism website, which is visitlimestonecountytx.com. There is a corresponding Facebook page called Limestone County Tourism. Those visiting the informational pages can find out what they need to plan a trip to the county.
  • Photos by Alexandra Cannon, Groesbeck Journal
    Larry Smith, one of the volunteers who worked hard to make the Limestone County Tourism website a reality, points at the projected image of the Confederate Reunion Grounds at the launch party held at Old Fort Parker on May 10.
  • Photos by Alexandra Cannon, Groesbeck Journal
    Movers and shakers from communities all throughout Limestone County were in attendance for the Limestone County Tourism Website World Premiere.

County tourism website makes lively Facebook opening

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Limestone County’s new tourism website (visitlimestonecountytx.com) went online with a splash Thursday night during a kickoff event at Old Fort Parker, one of the high-profile historic sites featured on the website – which may just be the beginning of promoting tourism in the county.

About 45 people, including local dignitaries, well-wishers and other people from all over the county who had a hand in the development of the new website met in the Hinchliffe Visitors Center at Old Fort Parker to see a live, interactive showing of the website and its features.

Site Director Sarah McReynolds hosted and Ken Givens emceed, with input from Larry Smith, whom many credit with stepping in when former EDC Director Susan Cates left Limestone County to take a job elsewhere. McReynolds credited Cates for her vision in coming up with the idea of the tourism website. With Smith’s diligence and work, and also with help and funding by the county, the cities of Mexia and Groesbeck, and those cities’ respective Economic Development Corporations, the vision has become a reality.

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