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Marshall among recipients to receive award

Jun. 10, 2013 @ 12:15 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Huntington area residents were among those recognized at the annual meeting of the American Red Cross Blood Services, Greater Alleghenies Region last month in Morgantown.

The winners were from the following counties: Cabell, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Monongalia, Ohio, Roane and Wood counties in West Virginia; Jackson County, Ohio; Carter County, Ky.; and Beaver, Cambria, Centre, Somerset and Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania.

Those recognized include:

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS CLUB, Marshall University received the University Spirit Award for sponsoring 18 blood drives and an increase of collections by more than 100 units over the past two years.

CHUCK WHISMAN of Huntington received the Unsung Heroes Award for volunteering for the past five years at the Red Cross.

HAZEL JENKINS of Cross Lanes, W.Va., received the All-Star Volunteer Award for volunteering for more than 22 years.

GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANTS in Huntington, Charleston, and Parkersburg received the Community Partnership Award for allowing the restaurant to be used for volunteer recognition luncheons.

Other winners include: All the Right Moves Award: Amy Skeens, Resident Hall Director, and Arnold Hall, West Virginia University, Morgantown; Business Partnership Award, Hotel State College, State College, Pa.; Business Sponsor Coordinator Award: Carrie Sprout, Restek Corporation, Bellefonte, Pa.; Civic Partnership Award: Suncrest Area Kiwanis Club, Morgantown; Civic Partnership Award: Roane General Hospital Auxiliary, Spencer, W.Va.;

Community Partnership Award: Giant Eagle Store #16, University Park Plaza, Johnstown, Pa.; Community Partnership Award: Outback Steakhouse, Morgantown; Community Partnership Award: Red Lobster, Johnstown, Pa.; Community Sponsor Coordinator Award: Cheri Wooten, United Bank, Battle of the Banks, Morgantown; Corporate Partnership Award: Bellisio Foods, Jackson, Ohio; Critical Need Sponsor Award: Molly Harrison, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, Pa.; Edgar Cheely Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service: Mark Carter, Little Beaver Lions Club, Darlington, Pa.; High School Challenge Award: Portage Area High School, Portage, Pa., and Windber Area High School, Windber, Pa.;

High School Spirit Award: Morgantown High School, Morgantown; High School Spirit Award: West Carter High School, Olive Hill, Ky.; Hospital Partnership Award: United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, W.Va.; Legacy of Caring Award: Lee Snyder, for Cynthia's Drive, Charles Town, W.Va.; Outstanding Religious Group Sponsor: Cheat Lake United Methodist Church, Morgantown; Pint Size Heroes Award: St. Michael's Parish School, Wheeling; School Sponsor Coordinator Award: West Virginia University, Resident Hall Association and Office of Residential Education, Morgantown; Volunteer Coordinator Award: Lavon Shields, Ray, Ohio; and Youth Volunteer Award: Tom Lawson, Hempfield Area High School, Greensburg, Pa.