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Paul E. Johnson

1950 - 2009

Kevin W. Johnson

1948 - 2023

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The Annual Paul E. Johnson Memorial Soirée was first held in 2009 in honor of one of one of the founding members of Main Street Portsmouth In Bloom's [MSPIB] Board of Directors.

Paul's husband, Kevin W. Johnson, organized the event every year and was an avid supporter of the Mission of MSPIB for beautification, preservation, and revitalization in Downtown Portsmouth, Ohio.

The event is now named to honor the legacy of both Paul and Kevin Johnson by continuing the work to which they dedicated their lives.

The annual Memorial Soirée is a fundraiser for MSPIB's Design Committee, which oversees beautification efforts.


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The 15th Annual Paul E. & Kevin W. Johnson Soirée and Kevin W. Wadsworth Johnson's Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

This memorial event will take place from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Lofts Coffee Company & Roastery, located at 842 Gallia Street in Portsmouth, Ohio.  In addition to drinks and

hors d'oeuvres, there will be a Silent Auction which will include objects from Kevin W. Johnson's personal collection.

Admission is Free.  Donations to the Paul E. & Kevin W. Johnson Memorial Fund will be accepted.

Proceeds benefit Main Street Portsmouth In Bloom, and all money raised will be used exclusively for Downtown Portsmouth beautification.

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Silent Auction donations are being accepted through April 5.  Please contact Main Street Portsmouth In Bloom regarding gifts for the Silent Auction.

To make a donation to the Paul E. & Kevin W. Johnson Memorial Fund today, please visit our secure online giving portal:

Contributions to the Paul E. & Kevin W. Johnson Memorial Fund may also be made through the mail:
Main Street Portsmouth In Bloom
342 Second Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Please make checks payable to:  Main Street Portsmouth

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The Paul E. and Kevin W. Johnson Memorial Fund is the MSPIB endowment managed by the Scioto Foundation. 


This fund is used to continue the beautification efforts of MSPIB's Design Committee in Downtown Portsmouth.

Contributions to the fund may be made during the Scioto Gives event in October and all year round through the Scioto Foundation or MSPIB.

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