Kay Johnson to be honored 2014.02.19

A veteran teacher, administrator and coach will be honored in April at the annual Morenci Education Foundation dinner and auction.

Foundation board members chose to make Kay Johnson the guest of honor at this year's event.

"Kay spent her entire teaching career in the Morenci school system and has always been willing to step into any position where she was needed," noted foundation president Bill Van Valkenburg. "And, of course, she led our Morenci softball teams to win many titles and awards."

All former players and their parents as well as community members are invited to attend the event to honor Johnson. A scrapbook will be assembled to present to her during the event. Testimonials pertaining to her influence are sought from former students, ball players and community members. Photographs will be included in the scrapbook.

All materials should be taken to the Morenci branch of United Bank and Trust or mailed to the foundation at P.O. Box 38, Morenci, MI 49256. The last day to accept materials will be Saturday, April 6.

The 12th annual dinner and auction to benefit the foundation's scholarship fund is scheduled Saturday, April 12, with a buffet dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets and registration can be handled on-line at www.morencieducationfoundation.org. The cost of the meal is $25 per person or $40 per couple. The event will take place in the Morenci high school cafeteria.