Norma Jean Wilson, a retired teacher who dedicated 40 years of her life to teaching in and around Manchester, has recently received 2 wonderful honors in 2014. The first of which was when she was named Grand Marshal for this year’s 2014 Manchester Christmas Candy Land Parade and the second of which happened on Thursday, November 20th when she received a token of appreciation from John Marchesoni & Gary Carter which they called The Board of Education. The Board of Education was a replica of the paddle that Norma Jean Wilson had in her room as she taught. When asked, Norma said that she was very thankful that she only had to use the paddle in her classroom a grand total of 2 or 3 times in all of her 40 years and that it was always used as a last resort out of love. Those who have had Norma Jean Wilson as a teacher throughout the years know what a wonderful woman she was then and continues to be. Norma said that 2014 has been the most wonderful year of her life. She has been blessed by those who have known her for many years and through new friends. Be sure to wave at Norma Jean Wilson when you see her as the Grand Marshal in this Saturday’s Manchester Christmas Candy Land Parade which begins at 7pm and will be held rain or shine. To see Norma Jean’s surprised reaction to the Board of Education replica she received, watch the all new Thunder TV News Video at WMSRradio.com.