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      Celebrating our 25th Anniversary

Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation Cordially Invites You to Our
15th Annual Parks and Forests Awards Banquet

Tuesday | May 14, 2024

The Recreation/Reception Hall at Little Buffalo State Park
Black Hill Road
Newport, PA

* Reception Hour with hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine: 4:30 PM *

* Buffet Dinner: 5:30 PM *

Silent Auction to Benefit Accessible Recreation
Awards Program Following Dinner

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Cost. . . . . . . $50

Full Table Sponsorship: Eight tickets . . . . . . . $ 600
Half Table Sponsorship: Four tickets . . . . . . . $ 300

(An as-yet unvetted list of possible accommodations near Little Buffalo is available here. There is a campground at the park!)

Honoring our winners:


Cliff Jones Keystone Legacy Award—Pennsylvania Forestry Association
Sponsor: Domtar

Joseph Ibberson Government Award—Wayne Kober
Sponsor: KCI Technologies, Inc.

President’s Award—Purple Lizard Maps
Sponsor: Stahl Sheaffer Engineering

Chair’s AwardBarbara Barksdale
Sponsor: REI

Park of the Year—Neshaminy State Park

Forest of the Year—William Penn State Forest

Improvement Award

Gary Kirk

Friends of Michaux

Volunteer of the Year

Margarita Caicedo
Sponsor: The Organic Snack Company

Lackawanna State Park Trail Care Crew

Education Award

Mike Teeter
Sponsor: Lawrence Walsh/The Parker House of Confluence

French & Indian War Officers’ Corps
Sponsor: Seneca Resources

Young Volunteer Award—Hung Pham
Sponsor: Color & Culture

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

For more information, contact PPFF:
717.236.7644 •
Marci J. Mowery, President

Reception Sponsor: The Department of Health

Dessert Sponsor:

Beer Sponsor: New Trail Brewing Company  / Axemann Brewery

Wine Sponsor: Armstrong Valley Vineyard & Winery

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