Volunteers were recognized for their services to Grant Memorial Hospital on April 14 with a dinner hosted by the hospital's Activity and Nutrition Departments.
During the celebration, Eben Feaster received the West Virginia Hospital Auxiliary Association $1,000 Scholarship. Eben is part of the Grant Memorial Hospital and Petersburg High School Intern Partnership. He spent two semesters at the hospital where he did a two-week rotation in each department, Dr. Bensenhaver and Regional Eye Associate's Office. He is the son of Stacey and Scott Feaster, and plans to attend WVU and enter its nursing program.
Jo Ann Simmons, a Petersburg resident, was the outstanding volunteer for the year, having the most volunteer hours working in the Auxiliary Gift Shop and the Little Hair Shop. The North Fork Mennonite Church group was recognized for its once-a-month visits to provide music to GMH patients. Members of the Dorcas 4-H Club were recognized for their club's hospital Bird Feeding Project.
Josie Goldizen thanked each one in attendance for their volunteer giving and dedication to the hospital. "Each of you enrich the lives of our patients and staff and we greatly appreciation everything you do for us," she said.
Gifts that included this year's theme, "Volunteers, Heart of the Community," were given to the 68 dinner participants. Amy Lantz and "Bob" Harman assisted Marsha Rotruck in serving the dinner.