Red Cross gets groovy for volunteers

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Van Mall — The Southwest Washington Chapter of the American Red Cross welcomed long hair, tie-dyes and headbands for a Flower Power-themed volunteer recognition dinner May 16 at the Heathman Lodge. There are more than 3,000 Red Cross volunteers across the region; nine were honored at the dinner. They are: Lynn Rullman, development; Jan Riske, blood services; Sue Anderson, media; Cathy Kuter, disaster services; Marjorie Varner, armed forces/veterans; June Lasch, administrative; Brandon Posey, board; Adam Griffis, youth; and Jim Boline, who was named 2013 Volunteer of the Year. The dinner was sponsored by Veolia Water North America, based in Vancouver.