Heritage Region Invites Public to Annual Meeting

Clifford Township Historical Society president Sandra Wilmot (top, left) and EMHR executive director Cain Chamberlin explore the Children’s Garden, which has interactive elements paralleling pre-historic times up through the Clifford area’s coal mining days. Above, members of the Troy Lions Foundations dig holes for new light posts to enhance the safety of the Alparon Park Walkway.

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) will host its 2021 Annual Meeting on Friday, Oct. 1 at Pealer Hall in Dushore. Highlights of the event will include reports to the board by EMHR Partnership Grant recipients detailing the progress on projects in their respective communities, a discussion about Phase II of the EMHR’s Management Action Plan, and a presentation by Peter Simone of Simone-Collins Landscape Architecture who serves as the consultant for the Sullivan County Comprehensive Recreation, Park and Greenway Plan.

We are excited to be able to offer such a wide array of speakers who will provide not only an informative year-in-review for us but also a look into the future of heritage preservation and promotion,” said EMHR executive director Cain Chamberlin, who will also address those in attendance. This is a hybrid meeting, consisting of both in-person guests who register in advance, as well as virtual attendees.

Registration is open at www.emheritage.org/events/, and seating is limited to 50 people. The presentations will be preceded by a brief business meeting during which new officers will be voted upon by the EMHR Board of Directors and membership.

2021 Partnership Grant recipients from Bradford County will represent The Riverside Cemetery Association, Troy Lions Foundation, Sayre Borough, LeRoy Heritage Museum, and the Wyalusing Valley Museum. Susquehanna County will be represented by Valley in Motion, the Rail Trail Council of NEPA, Clifford Historical Society and Clifford Township. The Wyoming County Cultural Center will also be represented.

EMHR board members are hopeful that Sullivan County will be the recipient of one or more grants in the 2022 application round, though a successful Hikes & Bikes initiative in Sullivan County that had to be canceled last year was a direct result of 2020 mini-grant funding.

Due to the rising number of COVID cases, masks will be required during the meeting. There is a nominal fee of $5 each for those attending in person for whom individually boxed lunches will be provided at about noon as the meeting wraps up. A Zoom link will also be provided for those who wish to view the event virtually. Participation online is free.

Pealer Hall is located at 109 East Main Street in Dushore. Readers with questions about the event may send an email to cchamberlin@emheritage.org or call 570-265-1528.

The Endless Mountains Heritage Region serves Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.

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