|Lenz nominated for community honor
Gov. Robert D. Ray has proclaimed Dec. 5 as "Iowa Community
Betterment Recognition Day" for Corning and 160 other communities
in the state.
Area communities entering the awards competition include Bedford,
Corning, Creston Cumberland, Lenox, Red Oak and Villisca.
John Lenz, long-time Corning High School English and speech instructor,
has been selected by the Corning Community Betterment Council as the
Corning citizen to be honored at the statewide ICBC Recognition Day in
Des Moines Dec. 5, 1978.
Mr. Lenz was selected for his many contributions to community life,
particularly for his efforts in helping to organize The Icarian Players,
local theatre group.
He also was named for his many volunteer hours in organizing and
directing the group's productions.
Mr. Lenz and his wife Mary will be guests of the local council at the
luncheon and banquet.
(Adams County Free Press, November, 1978, p. 1)