Shireen Farr, Chief Operating Officer of the Visitors Bureau said: "Our research and experience tells us that nature and the outdoors are among the major factors that attract visitors to the Cumberland Valley. We're fortunate to have 46 miles of the world famous Appalachian Trail right here, including the halfway point. When we learned of plans to build the Appalachian Trail Museum here, we knew we needed to be involved. Larry and his team have been great partners. We're deeply honored to receive this award."
The Visitors Bureau will receive the Partnership Appreciation Award at the Banquet, on June 2, 2017, at the Comfort Suites in downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, at 10 South Hanover Street, just four miles from the A.T.
Also during the Banquet, four giants of the A.T. will be inducted as the 2017 Class of the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame. The members of the 2017 Class will be announced in May. Emcee for the evening will be Ron Tipton, President and CEO of Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Music will be provided again by Randy "Windtalker" Motz. A 6 p.m. reception will precede the dinner, which begins at 7 p.m. The cost of the reception and dinner is $35 for museum members and $45 for others.
Complete information on the Hall of Fame Banquet is available at https://2017athalloffamebanquet.eventbrite.com Tickets may be purchased either at that website, or directly from the Appalachian Trail Museum by sending a check to:
Appalachian Trail Museum
1120 Pine Grove Road
Gardners, PA 17324
The Hall of Fame Banquet will be the kickoff of the Museum’s Hall of Fame Weekend. Questions about the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For lodging options during the Hall of Fame Weekend, go to the Museum's website: www.atmuseum.org