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J.C. Blair Invites Community to Annual Meeting

The Board of Directors of J.C. Blair Health System, Inc. extends an invitation to residents of Huntingdon County and surrounding communities to attend the 2009-2010 Annual Open Community Meeting on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 7:30 a.m. in the J.C. Blair Education Center on the Hospitalís campus in Huntingdon. The meeting will feature fiscal year-end reports from the board, administration, medical staff, auxiliary, and foundation. Breakfast will be served. Reservations are requested by calling Vicky Huggler at (814) 643-8889.

After the annual meeting, there will be a dedication of 59 new trees that were planted recently on the Hospital campus. This landscaping enhancement to the Hospitalís campus was made possible through the work of the Huntingdon Borough Tree Commission who secured grants and donations and volunteered their time to make this project come to life. Experts from the Pennsylvania Community Forests and Tuckaway Tree Farm recommended specific tree species that would do well in the parking lot and roadside environment. Volunteers from the Tree Commission worked with 35 other volunteers from the Hospital and the community along with the Hospitalís maintenance staff to properly prepare the soil, plant, mulch and water the trees.

After the tree dedication, the community will be invited into the Hospitalís Main Lobby for a 100th anniversary book signing. To commemorate the Hospitalís centennial celebration, local historians and authors Nancy Swigart Shedd and Alberta Haught Goshorn produced a pictorial account of the Hospitalís 100 years. The book features chapters on the Blair family, the Auxiliary, J.C. Blairís Nurses Training School, doctors, and emergencies. The authors will be selling autographed books in the Main Lobby from 9:00 a.m. Ė 12:00 noon.

The book is now available to purchase at the Hospitalís Volunteer Information Desk from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or by contacting Vicky Huggler in the Foundation office (814) 643-8889 or vhuggler@jcblair.org. The cost is $23.31 (including tax).