A lollipop flowering crabapple tree was planted and dedicated to Tanny Vonthron during a ceremony at the James H. McBride Arboretum near the BGSU Firelands campus on Sunday, May 10, 2014.
Vonthron, a Huron and BGSU graduate, was the principal of Shawnee Elementary in Huron. She died in March after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Mike Heydinger of the Huron Alumni Association emceed the event.
Several of her Shawnee students told stories about her including always being happy, her favorite color yellow, and always leaving the students with a smile in the form of a smiley face sticker.
Another tree will be planted behind the elementary school in Tanny's memory and it will be dedicated in July.