Ceremony slated for Maynard Johnson

A ceremony to honor Maynard Johnson at Lakeville’s Pioneer Plaza park will be held Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at Pioneer Plaza at 20801 Holyoke Avenue.

Johnson played a large role in establishing Airlake Industrial Park in the city and beginning Pan-O-Prog, the community’s annual summer celebration.

Members of Johnson’s family and local officials will attend the ceremony, which will feature the unveiling of a plaque in honor of Johnson, who died in July.

Jack Matasosky, owner of APPRO Development, nominated Johnson for the honor in a letter noting Johnson’s many accomplishments, including helping to start the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce. Other Lakeville prominent citizens memorialized at the plaza are Jerry Erickson, Robert (Bob) Jensen, Nicholas (Nich) Mahowald and Flavian (Bud) and Louise White.