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American Red Cross honors volunteers with service pins

October 21, 2007

The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross held it's 90th Annual Business Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Sept. 5 at Red Cross Headquarters. Presentation of volunteer awards followed the business meeting.

The following volunteers earned service pins:

Five years, Marie Berry, John Bumbaugh, Guy Greene and William Moser.

Ten years, Eugene Creek, John D. Hoover, Richard Humbert, Pat Kinsey, Alan Martin, Connie Pearman, Norman Pearman, Sam Reed, Doris Slayman and Lynn Spalding Jr.

Fifteen years, Frank Erck, Elizabeth Lefebure-O'Neil, Joyce Fleming, Ray Lawton, Linda Humbert, Wayne Younker and John Kenney.

Twenty years, Audrey Kagle, Sylvia Lyon, Mary Smithers and H. Terrence Trovinger.

Julie Barr-Strasburg, executive director, presented Robert Carder with the Executive Director's Award for his dedication and service as a board member, heroes chairman and accepting chapter administrative responsibilities. The Partnership award was presented to Family Recreation Park for their support in allowing the chapter to hold the annual miniature golf tournament at the Park for the past 15 years. Barbara and Robert Bender were recipients of the Exceptional Volunteer service award. They work in blood services and VA transportation.

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The Disaster Action Team received the Beulah T. Meyers Award for Humanitarian Service for their outstanding service to the community as disaster response volunteers. Team members are compassionate, capable and caring.

This year marks the 90th Anniversary of the Washington County American Red Cross Chapter. The guests were presented with a review of the 90-year history by Barr-Strasburg and Cassie Weaver, chairman of volunteers.

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