The Pekin Hospital Auxiliary held its Annual Tea on June 17 and awarded financial assistance to seven area students pursuing careers in health-related fields. The 2014 recipients are: Lindsay Beyer of Pekin; Hannah Booker of Peoria; Madeline Hopkins of Green Valley; Taylor Lamberson of Pekin; April Najpaver of Pekin; Sean Zwicky of Pekin; and Jeanette McIntyre of Manito.
The Pekin Hospital Auxiliary was established in 1941 to provide service to Pekin Hospital. The financial assistance program began in 1962 to provide assistance to local students pursuing careers in health care.
Assistance funds are raised through the Auxiliary’s annual holiday bake sale, raffle, and other Auxiliary fundraisers.