Hays County Proclaims June 17 ‘Cliff Caskey Day’
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday unanimously adopted a proclamation naming June 17 as Cliff Caskey Day in Hays County.
The former Hays County Agriculture Extension Agent, former City of San Marcos Horticulturist and Hays County peach orchard pioneer – taking the challenge when the Extension Service told him that peaches couldn’t be grown in Hays County – is known for his community involvement and his inability to stay retired for very long. The Court noted that the day after he retired after 18 years as extension agent, he became the City of San Marcos horticulturist, a position he held for eight years.
His long list of volunteerism includes organizing the San Marcos Farmers Market and Hays County Master Naturalists, the Hays County Oak Wilt Control program and engineering and supervising the footbridge over the San Marcos River as well as supervising the building of the stage by the river.
He continues to serve on numerous committees and boards, including the Farmers Market, University Church of Christ, McCarty Student Center Board of Directors, Hays County Central Appraisal District Agricultural Advisory Board, and many more. He arranged the setup of the former Hays County Civic Center as an assistance center for Memorial Weekend 2015 disaster victims in need of supplies.
The proclamation asks all citizens to honor June 17 as a day of celebration – Cliff Caskey’s 75th birthday.
Below, left to right, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Cliff Caskey, his wife Sylvia Caskey, daughter Carla Sisk and grandson Scott Sisk, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant following the Court’s proclamation as June 17 as Cliff Caskey Day in Hays County.