Holding up a copy of the “new teacher” article in The Imperial Republican in 1971, Randy Hayes and wife Margene were applauded by a full school auditorium. (Johnson Publications photo)
An estimated 90 current and former show choir singers who Hayes has directed over the years returned for the May 10 finale. Hayes directed them in the evening’s final number, “The Way Old Friends Do.” (Johnson Publications photo)
An emotional night hardly describes the 9th St. Singers’ Grand Finale May 10 held at Chase County Schools.