Red Cross honors local volunteers

April 08, 2004

A Danville woman who has volunteered her services to the Red Cross for 50 years was recognized along with a number of other volunteers at a recent banquet.

Mary Morton Germann of Danville received the Lucy Blankinship Sustained Service Award. She has worked at the chapter's bloodmobile consistently over the years, and was recently trained to become a family service worker for shelters in the event of major disaster strikes the area.

The awards were given at the Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross's annual recognition dinner at The Presbyterian Church of Danville.

Linda and Vic Anstett of Harrodsburg shared the Volunteer of the Year award for their work in the chapter's family service efforts in Mercer County. Anstett, a construction supervisor, and his wife, a student a Asbury College, shared the award. He also serves as chapter disaster chairman and board member.


Two new volunteers, Kristi Morgan of Dunnville and Larry Casey of Forkland, shared the Cream of Volunteers Award, given to new members who have made the greatest volunteer contribution to the chapter. Both serve on the Red Cross Board of Directors.

Morgan, a family service worker for Casey County, served as an student intern for the chapter and is a volunteer coordinator for Casey County.

Casey, a Lowe's employee and locksmith, serves as a team member for the Forkland area.

The Heart of Kentucky United Way was recognized for its donation which provided 45 percent of the chapter's annual budget.

Other volunteers recognized were Alex and Louis Papp, Sue Walker, Kristie Morgan, Dana Morgan, Ruth Kriener, Brenda Prescott, Susan VanArsdale, Brian Scott, John Hargrave, Mike Sims, Richard Campbell, Esther Rugerio, Mona Wyatt, Hannah Conover, Mary Weber, Roger Trent, James Turner, Ashton Inden, Debbie Coffman, Justin LaPorte, Ann Byrom, Patti Chidester, Twanda Smith and Paul Wilkinson.

Financial supporters

Financial supporters recognized included:

Trim Masters as a member of the Clara Barton Society, Sponsor's Club and signifying a contribution of $5,000 or more to the Red Cross. Trim Masters contributed to the Red Cross disaster appeal to benefit Harrodsburg tornado victims.

Farmers National Bank as Clara Barton Society and Friends Club member for donating more than $1,000 to the organization. The bank made its contribution for the Harrodsburg disaster victims.

Food Lion also was recognized as Clara Barton Society and Friends Club member for it contribution to benefit the local chapter's work.

Recognized as Honor Society members were Thoroughbred Threads and Fifth Third Bank for donating more than $100 to the chapter.

Merchants recognized for their donations to Red Cross are: Butternut Bread, Food Lion, Gordon Food Service, The Joe Davis Co., Kmart, Kroger, Lee's Famous Recipe, Wal-Mart, Danville Office Equipment, Good Neighbor, Kroger, Hall's and The Medicine Shoppe pharmacies, The Medicine Shoppe, Tenth Planet, Heritage Bank, Casey County Bank, National City Bank, Dairy Queen, McDonald's and Pizza Hut.

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