Event marks Welcome Center's fifth year

On Nov. 15, two separate ribbon-cutting ceremonies will take place at 5 p.m. at the Welcome Center, 2700 Vine. The first ribbon will be cut to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the center. The five entities residing at the location include Hays Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Downtown Hays Development Corp., Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development, Hays Area Chamber of Commerce and Heartland Community Foundation.

The second ribbon cutting will recognize the selection of Ellis County as a 2012 Entrepreneurship (E-) Community. Aaron White, executive director for the Ellis County coalition will explain the significance of, as well as, future plans for the E-Community status.

The public is invited to attend both celebrations.