PONCE DE LEON - U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz is taking time to get to know the constituents in Florida's 1st Congressional District with Holmes County being the first stop in a series of seven "Open Gaetz Days."

Gaetz was in Ponce de Leon last Wednesday, speaking with first responders, taking in the beauty of Ponce de Leon Springs, visiting 4-H students, and touring schools - even surprising PDLHS Senior Koby Townsend by showing up to join in festivities as Townsend signed his letter of intent to play basketball with Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.

"I have really enjoyed my visit, and I look forward to being back soon," said Gaetz.