The Downtown Hays Development Corporation (DHDC) invites the commuinty to join them to honor the third Chestnut Street District Gateway Marker completion. The marker is located at the corner of 17th and Main Street. The markers signify to pedestrians/drivers/visitors, that they are entering the historic Chestnut Street District.
The marker, along with the previous two, was constructed by local artist Pete Felten. Pete designed the gateway marker to resemble the stone structures that are present along Main Street and visible in and around Frontier Park so that they truly do tie into the heritage of the Hays community. “We are honored that Pete was able to design and construct these markers.” state DHDC Executive Director Traci Stanford “He is an icon of the Hays community and it has been a true blessing to get to know him throughout this process.”
The DHDC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster awareness and promote Downtown Hays as a vibrant center of commerce, recreation, arts, government and history that serves the people of Hays, the surrounding region and visitors from around the world. The DHDC will work to prevent the deterioration and enhance the viability of the community’s cultural centers, historical landmarks and public infrastructure important to the community’s economic and cultural well-being.
The Hays Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting will take place on Monday, September 9th at 4:30pm (Hays Car Care Parking Lot).