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Published May 28 2010

Music fund established to honor Dee Johnson

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – The West Central Initiative has established a fund to honor the memory of Dee (Hilde) Johnson by awarding grants to programs, projects or organizations that improve the local quality of life through music in Park Rapids, Ulen or Hitterdal.

Johnson was the matriarch of four generations of musical entertainers at Jasper’s Jubilee Theater in Park Rapids. She died from cancer in 2005.

Those interested in making a donation can visit www.wcif.org/donations or can mail checks to West Central Initiative, 1000 Western Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537.

For more information, call Ryan John at (612) 964-3797 or e-mail deehilde

johnsonfund@gmail.com.