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Rink hires fourth manager

June 09, 1998|By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Jane G. Myers, who at one time skated with the Ice Capades, started work this week as the fourth manager of the Doris I. Billow Ice Rink since it opened in December.

Meyers, 41, replaces Terri L. Rosenwald, who held the job for less than two months. Rosenwald left for personal reasons and returned to Ohio, said Carol Henicle, executive director of the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce.

Rosenwald was hired in April to replace Margy Everett, acting rink manager, who took over for Peter Downey last October.

Downey was hired in August 1997 as the rink's first manager. He started shortly after construction of the rink began. He didn't stay long enough to see it finished but hired Everett as skating director before he quit for health reasons in October.

"I know it makes us seem as if we can't keep anyone in the job," Henicle said. She said she and Meyers are hoping for a long relationship.

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"I think Jane will work out very well. She's very personable. We checked all her references and everything was fine."

Meyers and the Cumberland Valley On Ice, the board that runs the rink, were connected through a consultant and the engineer who designed the ice-making system. Both recommended her.

"It worked out well. We didn't have to go through another search," Henicle said.

Meyers came from Janesville, Wis., where she managed a municipal rink for eight years. Before that, she managed a public rink in Pueblo, Colo., for four years.

She said that so far, she's learned that the rink is a source of pride for the community because so much local effort went into building it.

"There's a big difference in city-built rinks, where taxpayers who don't use it have to pay for it," she said.

Doris I. Billow, a former Waynesboro-area school teacher, left $500,000 in her will to start the rink. The state put up $250,000. Local residents raised about $600,000 and the rest, about $1.2 million, is being borrowed from a local bank. and being repaid by user fees.

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