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November 07, 2009

Totem Pole Playhouse recognizes Society

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- Totem Pole Playhouse recognized five individuals as charter members of the theater's newly formed Legacy Society on Friday, Oct. 2, at The Orchards Restaurant, Chambersburg, Pa.

John Gates of Scotland, Pa., Charles Q. Smith, Nathan Rotz, Elise Overcash, all of Chambersburg, and Sue McMurtray of Caledonia, Pa., were thanked by Judy Houser, Executive Director for their commitment to the playhouse to help ensure it will continue for future generations. The Legacy Society is an honorary society recognizing individuals who have included the theater in their estate plans.

Elise Overcash, president of the Board of Directors, presented seven awards.

Award Recipients were: Mr. and Mrs. William Reinhardt, of Camp Hill, Pa., President's Award for exemplary commitment to the theater; Charles Q. Smith, Chambersburg, Benefactor of the Year for devotion and support of Totem Pole Playhouse; F&M Trust, Bill Snell, president, Chambersburg , Community Partner of the Year as a business supporter of the theater since 1993; David Bailey, Chambersburg -- Volunteer of the Year as chairman of the Friends of Totem Pole for 12 years; William Gelbach, Waynesboro -- 60 years of supporting the theater as the remaining original shareholder out of 13; Judy Houser, Chambersburg -- 25-year theater employee; Sue McMurtray, Caledonia -- 25 year theater employee.

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