Heritage Region Plans Annual Meeting at Black Walnut

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) will hold its annual business meeting and presentation on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Black Walnut American Legion Post 510 in Laceyville, Wyoming County. The event, which will include an overview of Partnership Grant projects and a discussion about the Route 6 Facade Program, will begin at 9:30 am and conclude with lunch between 11:30 and noon.

EMHR executive director Cain Chamberlin will conduct the year-in-review presentation, which will cover activities and initiatives sponsored by the EMHR since September 2018. Chamberlin will introduce representatives from the organizations that received this year’s partnership grants, each of whom will provide details and a progress report. Information will also be offered on the next grant round.

Candace Sturdevant (above) from Route 6 Alliance will speak with attendees about the ‘Route 6 Façade and Signage Program. “This is an initiative that we hope to bring to the Endless Mountains in 2020 in order to improve streetscapes and storefronts throughout Bradford (below) and Wyoming (top) counties in the Route 6 corridor,” Chamberlin explained.

The funding for the project is contingent yet on approval from the Department of Community and Economic Development. In the meantime, Chamberlin has secured letters of support from the commissioners of both counties.

The regular business meeting and election of new board members will also be conducted on Oct 4. “We don’t want to give away too much about the meeting,” Chamberlin added, “as we have some surprises in store as well.”

Registration is open first to EMHR members, and seating is limited. For more information, interested readers should log on to emheritage.org/events or call 570-265- 1528.

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