Ron Henry, who retired from Grace College in 2008 after 50 years as a faculty member and administrator, is being honored this week by Warsaw Community High School in Indiana for his service as a sports public address announcer at the Indiana high school and at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. A story about the event is in yesterday’s Warsaw Times-Union. A portion of it appears below. Click here to read the complete story. (Ron and his wife, Willa, are members of the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, Bruce Barlow, lead pastor.)
WCHS Plans ‘Ron Henry Night’ Friday
The Warsaw Community High School Athletic Department is proclaiming Friday as “Ron Henry Night.”
Henry, the longtime public address announcer for multiple sports at WCHS and Grace College, will be honored between the JV and varsity boys basketball games in the Tiger Den against rival Wawasee.
Henry began his announcing career in 1956 at Grace College and continued to announce games for the Lancers until he retired in 1996.
In 1982, Henry added Warsaw football and JV and varsity boys basketball to his list. He started announcing JV and varsity girls basketball games in 2007, and then added baseball in 2008.
Over the course of his career, which includes 90-plus sports seasons, Henry has announced an estimated 1,600 games.
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