Shadowbrook Inn & Resort (top), a long-time staple of Route 6 travel through Wyoming County, will serve as host for the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor “Do 6” Awards program on May 18. The Dietrich Theater (above) on Business Route 6, will provide guided Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tours and host a wine tasting event for the visitors on May 17.
Photos by Rick Hiduk/Submitted article
US Route 6 is known for its beautiful scenery and small town atmosphere. The theme for the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor’s Annual Meeting is “Our Road is Your Road, Your Towns are Our Treasures” in celebration of the special communities who make the Route 6 experience memorable to 4.2 million travelers every year.
The PA Route 6 Alliance is inviting all businesses, organizations, community leaders and the public to its two-day event on Wednesday and Thursday, May 17 and 18, in Historic Tunkhannock (Wyoming County), the winner of the 2016 Heritage Community of the Year Award.
The activities kick off on May 17th with a workshop, Downtown Summit: Sharing Ideas for Successful Downtowns Across PA Route 6 at the Comfort Inn & Suites, just south of Tunkhannock on Route 29. Designed for Chambers of Commerce, economic development groups and businesses, the workshop will feature a customized video by Roger Brooks of Destination Development. Roger will offer suggestions for PA Route 6 communities on how to make their downtowns more exciting, how to fill empty storefronts and how to recruit new businesses. A panel of experts will then lead a discussion on funding sources, programs, and marketing ideas.
Also on Wednesday afternoon, a guided walking tour of Historic Tunkhannock will be offered followed by a wine tasting and tour of the Dietrich Theater.
On May 18, the Annual Meeting and “Do 6” Awards will begin at 10:30 am at Shadowbrook Inn and Resort, just east of Tunkhannock. The Annual Meeting includes a period of networking and viewing of sponsor displays, followed by the PA Route 6 annual business meeting and a presentation on the accomplishments of PA Route 6 Heritage Community Program, which celebrates its 10 year anniversary. The Keynote speaker for this year’s meeting is Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development.
The annual “Do 6” Award Ceremony will follow. The “Do 6” Award ceremony, honors individuals, organizations, and events in the categories of: Heritage Partnership Award; Leadership Award; Heritage Community of the Year Award; Heritage Tourism Award; Artisan of the Year Award; and Lifetime Achievement Award.
For more information on participation, registration forms, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit us online at http://www.paroute6.com/annual_meeting.