City officials honored retiring park and rec director Johnny Epting with a reception and gifts Thursday.
On Friday, Mayor Tim Kent presented Epting with a plaque and key to the city in honor of his service.
The plaque read, “As you retire, may you be proud of all the work you have done, the person that you are, and the difference that you have made. The City of New Albany appreciates you.”
Epting worked at the park commission for 27 years and says he has no specific plans other than to take it day by day.
In acknowledging the honor, Epting said, “You are not any better than the people you surround yourself with.”Johnny Epting, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, park and rec, reception, retire, Union County