BIG SANDY - It was the talk of the town and has been for a few days.
"I'm surprised I didn't know until yesterday that he would be here," says Odis Hammock, a Big Sandy resident.
As crowds packed in, the local rotary club held their regular meeting with of course a special guest speaker.
"howdy howdy ya'll sit down."
Governor Rick Perry made his way in shaking a lot of hands, and taking a lot of pictures, before stepping up to the podium and answering the question many folks were wondering.
Governor Perry told the group, "all these places in Texas you could have gone on the fourth of July why Big Sandy? I told somebody this is a rural community and I do I am blessed to get to go to a lot of different places as I represent this state but Big Sandy is kind of a reflection of who I am, I really enjoy going to smaller communities."
The governor spoke for about twenty minutes on the nations founding and the service of men and women in our nations military. Then he shook a few more hands, and took a few more pictures, and headed back to austin. but, not before leaving his mark on the folks of big sandy.
Nancy Church, Big Sandy's Mayor, tells KETK, "We were exhilarated, very suprised, but very appreciative of him taking the time to do so. It was just, it was an honor that's what it was, we felt like we were honored by his attendance."