WHEREAS: The former Central Middle School and John L. Johnson Auditorium are historic landmarks in the community of Napoleon and Henry County,

WHEREAS: The John L. Johnson Auditorium is the only traditional venue in Henry

County suitable for the performing arts and able to seat seven hundred and fifty persons,

WHEREAS: The restoration and renovation of The John L. Johnson Auditorium and the adjacent west wing of the former Central Middle School will provide for a proper venue for the creation of a civic center for the community.

WHEREAS: The creation of a state of the art civic center would provide for a visual and performing arts center, cafeteria, reception hall and meeting rooms for the use of the residents of Henry County and community organizations.

WHEREAS: The Committee for the Preservation and Renovation of the John L.

Johnson Auditorium has proposed a plan to establish a community center and performing arts venue while preserving the historical tradition of the building as a common meeting and performing arts center,

WHEREAS: The committee furthermore proposes to acquire National Historic Register of Historic Places status.

WHEREAS: The committee with the support of the community proposes to fulfill their vision with the financial support of donations from the citizens of the community and grants that are available for endeavors of this magnitude.

WHEREAS: At a Regular Stated Meeting of Napoleon Lodge #256 Free and Accepted Masons on November 11, 2012 the officers and members present voted to support the restoration renovation of the John L. Johnson Auditorium,

THEREFORE: Be it hereby resolved that the officers and members of Napoleon Masonic Lodge #256, Free and Accepted Masons support the endeavors and goals of The Committee for the Preservation and Renovation of the John L. Johnson Auditorium.