The clock was turned back to the 1950s for the Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon at Verdugo Hills Hospital. “Rock Around the Clock” was the luncheon theme in the Council Room-turned-diner on June 11. And, indeed, more than 200 volunteers work around the clock to help the hospital run smoothly. Honored with a 30-year pin for service was Audrey Parmiter. Cindy Jenne was honored for her 35 years of service. Also honored for a total of 156 years of volunteerism were Dixie Austin, Jackie Genofile, Dottie Longo and Pat Rademacher. Each “Charter Volunteer” racked up 39 years of continual service.
Director of Volunteer Services Judy Hurst decked out in 1950s garb — poodle skirt and scarf — ran the show. She decorated the Verdugo Hills Hospital “diner,” organized the volunteers and their awards and even planned the menu of fried chicken, French fries, mac and cheese, sliders, soda pop, root beer floats and bubble gum. Hurst also had doo-wop music blasting to the tune of Ricky Nelson’s “Hello Mary Lou,” Fats Domino’s “Blueberry Hill” and Little Richard’s “Tutti Fruitti.