Plans complete for Jack Fox Day on Sunday

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dedication of Fox Field at the Monett Municipal Airport will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. A reception in honor of Jack Fox will be held in the main Jack Henry and Associates hangar at the north end of the airport.

The public is invited to attend the festivities.

Mayor Jim Orr will serve as master of ceremonies. The resolution adopted by the Monett City Council honoring Fox for his years of service will be read. Speakers will include Dr. Mark Costley and Brian Hunter with Jack Henry and Associates.

Commentary will be offered on the history of the Monett airport, its economic impact on the community and plans for the next 10 years.

A formal ribbon cutting for Fox Field will be held by the Monett Chamber of Commerce. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Plans for signage designating Fox Field are still being formulated.

The ordinance renaming the airport as the Monett Regional Airport is presently pending before the Monett City Council and is scheduled for public comment at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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