Eight years ago, B. Vann Johnson helped start the Salvation Army's annual Advisory Board Dinner.
Tonight, the board will honor him.
Johnson will receive the Outstanding Salvation Army Service Award during the organization's eighth annual Advisory Board Dinner at 6 p.m. today at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference Center, 2700 Mount Rose Ave., York Township.
Johnson, 81, of York, has served on the Salvation Army advisory board since 1970, and chaired its marketing and communications committee in recent years, according to the organization's news release.
The annual advisory board dinner was started under his chairmanship.
He also volunteered with OPEN (Ordinary People Extraordinary Needs), an HIV/AIDS ministry done by the York County Council of Churches.
Johnson, a Johnstown, Cambria County, native, worked 31 years in the sales and public relations departments at General Telephone. He previously did reporting for the Tribune Democrat of Johnstown, in Cambria County.
Johnson, who is married to Mid Johnson, sang in the First Presbyterian Church of York and participated in its Abendmusik program.
The Salvation Army has previously announced that Sally Dixon, chief executive officer of Memorial Hospital, will receive the Outstanding Community Service Award during the advisory board dinner.