First Appalachian Trail Hall
of Fame Banquet to be Held on June 17
Dear Members and Friends of the Appalachian Trail Museum:
It is a pleasure to invite you to the first annual Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday evening, June 17, 2011. This will be the opening event of the Appalachian Trail Museum Annual Festival Weekend. The banquet will be held at the famous Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse, located just a few steps from the Appalachian Trail in Boiling Springs, PA.
The banquet will begin at 7 p.m. Cumberland County Commissioner Rick Rovegno will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and entertainment will be provided by Pennsylvania Jack, a renowned storyteller. The keynote of the evening will be the announcement of the inaugural class of the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame. Musical entertainment will be provided by The New South Mountain Ramblers.
A reception with a cash bar will precede the Banquet, beginning at 6 p.m., with musical entertainment by The New South Mountain Ramblers. During the reception we will hold a silent auction. Here are just a few of the items available at the silent auction: an Appy Trails tent courtesy of Campmor, a two night stay at the Paymasters Cabin in Pine Grove Furnace State Park; seven packages at nearby Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts, including Allenberry; hand carved hiking sticks and Christmas ornaments; and Earl Shaffer's book "Calling Me Back To The Hills", signed by the late author. We're expecting to add several more items as we get closer to June 17.
We are offering banquet tickets to members of the Appalachian Trail Museum at the discounted price of $30 per person. Museum members may purchase up to 4 tickets at this discounted price. Tickets are offered to the public at the regular price of $40 per person. Seating is limited.
To purchase discounted tickets, you may EITHER
- Follow this link to the special eventbrite ticketing site we have established: http://athalloffame.eventbrite.com/
- Mail your ticket request and payment check to this address:
Appalachian Trail Museum
Hall of Fame Tickets
1120 Pine Grove Road
Gardners, PA 17324
We have established a special email address for questions concerning the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Allenberry has reserved a block of rooms for Banquet attendees. For more information on Allenberry and to reserve a room, call 1-800-430-5468 or (717) 258-3211, or go to http://www.allenberry.com/
About the Appalachian Trail Museum
The Appalachian Trail Museum, a 501-C-3 not-for-profit organization formed in 2002, organizes programs, exhibits, volunteers and fundraising nationwide for the Appalachian Trail Museum. The museum opened on June 5, 2010, as a tribute to the thousands of men, women and families who have hiked and maintained the 2,181 mile long hiking trail that passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia. Located in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Gardners, Pennsylvania, the museum is conveniently near Carlisle, Gettysburg and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Additional information is available at www.atmuseum.org/
About Pennsylvania Jack
For more on Jack Graham, a/k/a Pennsylvania Jack, visit his website: www.pajack.com/
When & Where
Appalachian Trail Museum
The Appalachian Trail Museum Society serves the Appalachian Trail community by telling the stories of the founding, construction, preservation, maintenance, protection, and enjoyment of the Trail since its creation. The Museum will collect, preserve, and interpret materials relevant to these subjects in an effort to portray not only the history of the Trail, but also the essence of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual human experience of the Appalachian environment and the culture of hiking.
Our mission statement is reflected in the Museum that is located in Pennsylvania's Pine Grove Furnace State Park. About two miles from the midpoint of the Appalachian Trail, the Museum is halfway between Maine and Georgia. Appropriately, the Museum is housed in a building that is itself a historical artifact, a structure built more than two hundred years ago as a grist mill. It stands across the road from the Pine Grove General Store, a site famed in hiker lore. It is here that thru-hikers traditionally stop to celebrate reaching the midpoint by eating -- or attempting to eat -- a half gallon of ice cream in one sitting.