BRADFORD, PA – April 10, 2018 – Many exciting things are happening along US Route 6 in Pennsylvania: businesses are expanding, communities are adding new attractions and individuals are creating exciting ways to tell others about the PA Route 6 experience. To celebrate all this, the PA Route 6 Alliance has announced the theme of its two day annual event will be “The Wheels Are Turning”.
To learn more about these exciting projects and programs, the PA Route 6 Alliance is inviting all businesses, organizations, community leaders and the public to its 2 day event on May 16 and 17 in Warren, the winner of the 2017 Heritage Community of the Year Award.
The activities kick off on Wednesday, May 16th with an educational workshop, Woods, Water, Wheels: Strategies for Connecting Outdoor Recreation and Our Communities. Designed for Chambers of Commerce, economic development groups and businesses, the workshop will feature a discussion on how communities can use their natural assets and outdoor recreation to create an unforgettable experience for their visitors and build a better economy for their towns. The workshop will be held at the Days Inn, Warren from 10 AM – 2 PM. Registration cost is $20 and includes lunch.
On Wednesday afternoon, a guided walking tour of Historic Warren will be offered followed by a tour and program at the newly renovated Struthers Library Theatre.
On Thursday, May 17, the Annual Meeting and “Do 6” Awards will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Days Inn 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 in 2017. Fabric Artist Nancy Asmus of Meadville will present her DO 6 throw. The Keynote speaker for this year’s meeting is Roy Gothie, Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, PA Department of Transportation. Registration fee is $30 and includes lunch.
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.