With a Proclamation
Congratulations to Bill Tennant as he received recognition from the City of St. Johns.
Mayor Dana Beaman presented the City’s proclamation to Bill Tennant during the September 26 regular meeting of the City Commission.
Whereas, William E. Tennant taught Orchestra at the St. Johns School District for 34 years; and
Whereas, William E. Tennant has devoted his time and talent to support the arts in St. Johns; and
Whereas, William E. Tennant was one of the founding members of the Clinton County Arts Council and chaired the committee to build the new shell at the park, working closely with the CCAC Director Kaye Pilmore and the City of St Johns. In that endeavor, he led the fund-raising efforts and helped choose the shell’s design; and
Whereas, for the shell’s 10th anniversary in 2013, he raised hmds to have a beautiful sculpture, built by area artist Tim Higgins, placed by the Shell to recognize the major donors; and
Whereas, William E. Tennant has just completed the work on the 12th full season of summer concerts in the Shell, running from the first Wednesday in June after school is out through the last Wednesday in August
Now, therefore, I , Dana C. Beaman, Mayor of the City of St Johns, do hereby proclaim the performance shell to be named the “William E. Tennant Performance Shell” in honor of his investment of time.
September 28, 2015
Dana C. Beaman, Mayor
City of St Johns, Michigan
Rhonda Dedyne and Chuck Biewer join Bill Tennant after he accepted his proclamation from the City.