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Dan Weston from The Playhouse at McConnellstown performed a mental magic trick on J.C. Blair Board Member Frank DeMar, Rev. Todd Snyder, and J.C. Blair President and CEO Joseph Peluso at the hospital’s annual volunteer recognition luncheon. J.C. Blair volunteers contributed over 9,000 hours in 2008.

Dan Weston from The Playhouse at McConnellstown performed a mental magic trick on J.C. Blair Board Member Frank DeMar, Rev. Todd Snyder, and J.C. Blair President and CEO Joseph Peluso at the hospital’s annual volunteer recognition luncheon. J.C. Blair volunteers contributed over 9,000 hours in 2008.

J.C. Blair Volunteers Recognized at Annual Luncheon

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital recognized its volunteers with a luncheon April 21 in celebration of National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme was “Volunteers are an essential piece of the puzzle.” J.C. Blair volunteers contributed over 9,000 hours of their time and talent in 2008.

J.C. Blair’s Chairman of the Board John Coursen welcomed and recognized the traditional volunteers, pastors involved with the hospital’s on-call clergy program, and board members of both the auxiliary and the Hospital.

President and CEO Joseph Peluso thanked the volunteers and updated them about new physicians coming to J.C. Blair and the renovations to the Maternity and Radiology Departments

Director of Marketing and Community Relations Chris Gildea and Volunteer Coordinator Stacey Freitag presented the volunteers with a pin acknowledging their number of lifetime hours volunteering at J.C. Blair. In 2008, this group logged 8,693 hours. Honorees and their lifetime hours include:


8896 Jo Whitsel
8475 Ed Roland
6016 Pauline Hall
5374 Geraldine Speck
4695 Jean Negley
4389 Peggy Ruegg
4332 Jean Shafer
3977 Trudy Kyler
3843 Shirley Logue
3818 Zilla Wagner
3325 Margaret Blanck
2875 Jean Brumbaugh
2732 Jean Itinger
2556 Marilyn Miller
2552 Henry Mosbey
2441 Diane Yost
1969 Lois McDowell
1672 Anna Mae Fouse
1485 Terrie Miller
1403 Alice Metz
1314 Jean Whittaker
1028 Eileen Moore
931 Rita Martinez
850 Peggy Neumann
676 Jane Hearn
662 Delores Miller
531 Linda Moist
436 Pearl LeCrone
342 Peggy DeMar
307 Kathy Amman
288 Carolyn Smith
114 Amelda Weaver
106 Ruth Clark
60 Mike Angelo
51 Pat Chaundy
27 Sviatlana Jackson
18 Corinne Leonard
12 Nadine Cramer



Students also volunteer their time at J.C. Blair, including Juniata College HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) and high school junior volunteers who log hours during the summer months. Collectively, this group volunteered a total of 646 hours in 2008. Student volunteers include: Chelsea Arnold, Nicki Barnett, Sarah Berkey, Anna Compopiano, Cassandra Chappell, Katie Charlesworth, Nick Cimino, Bethany Corcelius, Zac Cupler, Katie Dickson, Annie Eichelman, Amidia Frederick, Chelsea Garner, Michael Gibbs, Cecilia Grugan, Fiona Grugan, Chelsea Homes, Kate Leon, Elizabeth Metz-Chappell, Charissa Mohnkern, Rachel Naar, Lindsay Norton, Carrie Notestine, Karla Rodriquez, Shellisha Salmon, Jackson Sams, Blair Saul, Tiffany Sausman, Anthony Scalia, Dana Schwab, Peyton Secrest, Sarah Sexton, Jennifer Speck, Emily Tagliati, Kelsey Thrush, Amanda Wentz, and Hans Zuckerman.

Dan Weston from The Playhouse at McConnellstown provided the entertainment with mental magic engaging the audience of volunteers.

For more information about volunteering at J.C. Blair, contact Stacey Freitag at (814) 643-8833 or sfreitag@jcblair.org or visit www.jcblair.org/community/volunteers.php.