SHERMAN, TX-- Hundreds gathered to say a special thanks to the Texas Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Many Grayson County leaders said Hutchison has been a supporter of Grayson County, especially during tough times.
"She is going to be retiring in November, she has done a lot for our region. She helped saved the TAPS bus system, she has helped us with the Grayson County Airport. After we had the tragic bus crash in 08', she was right there with us, standing beside us," Mayor, Bill Magers, said. "This is just our way to thanking her for all of her service."
Hutchison is retiring from the U.S. Senate after being the first female elected in the state and serving 19 years.
The goodbye event was held at the Harber Wildlife Museum in Sherman.
Lacy and Dorothy Harber, who hosted the event, say they were privileged to host the Senator, along with other local politicians.
"First of all we had a great morning, and we are so appreciative of everybody who's been out on the front lines for us, being constitutes, and they work for us so hard, for years and years," Dorothy Harber said.
Hutchison said she is overwhelmed by the support of Grayson County and said she will be keep working until the last day of her term.
"I have to say, in Washington, people don't really like Texas that much, to be honest. They don't understand it, they think we're a little too loud, a little too much fun, so we do have to work hard to really get what is needed and that's what has been my focus and in my time."