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Nov 05

Memorial trees planted to honor city employees

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 10:02 AM by Vivienne Uccello

Friends and family gathered at Manhattan's Water Treatment Plant on October 22nd for a tree planting memorial service honoring Kenny Henry and Alan Shineman. 

Mr. Shineman worked for the City of Manhattan from 1958 – 1994. He spent several of these years as the Utilities Superintendent and eventually as the Assistant Director of Public Works. Al was a great asset to the City and worked hard to ensure the customers had the best drinking water available to them. For his service and dedication to the City, an Ivory Snow Japanese Lilac was planted in his honor.

Kenny Henry was the City of Manhattan’s Water Treatment Plant Superintended from 2011-2016. Kenny was a driving force to promote generator installation at the Water Plant, but never got the chance to see his vision become a reality.  For his service and dedication to the City, a Tulip Tree, the Tennessee State Tree, was planted near the generator at the Water Treatment Plant in his honor.  

Mr. Shineman and Mr. Henry had a positive impact on our community and on individuals who knew them personally. 
photo of Al Shineman's family