St. Luke’s honors volunteers

Published 11:36 am Monday, June 6, 2011

Pictured from left: Mary Ann Plumley, Ed Daws, Janet Cannon and Leo Tarpley. (photo submitted)

Did you know that originally, the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary members wore yellow smocks when working in the hospital? Later they learned that the American Hospital Association’s official uniform for nurses’ aides was a cherry red. This led to the peach smocks you see now and the name Cherry Smocks.

It’s easy to overlook the importance of volunteers because they rarely sing their own praises; yet they change so many lives.

Those volunteers honored for 500 hours of service were John Calure, Janet Cannon, Ed Daws and Leo Tarpley.

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Those honored for 750 hours of service were Jerry Attwood and Mary Ann Plumley.

Honored for 1,000 hours of service were Gordon Downe, Betty Robb and Joan Studell.

Honored for 1,500 hours of service was Ben Pfingstag and honored for 1,750 hours of service were Helen Crow, Eleanor Dietz, Erwin Fletcher and Anne Laubengeiger.

– article submitted by Jennifer Wilson

Pictured from left: Anne Laubengeiger, Helen Crow, Eleanor Dietz and Gordon Downe. (photo submitted)