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Upper Delaware Council Bestows Annual Awards at 2019 Banquet

Upper Delaware Council Bestows Annual Awards at 2019 Banquet

Honored at the Upper Delaware Council’s 31st Annual Awards Ceremony on April 28 at Central House Family Resort in Beach Lake, PA were, seated from left, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright, keynote speaker; Kris Gilbert and Danielle Besso from New York State Department of Transportation Region 9, Partnership Award for the Upper Delaware River Corridor Signage Improvement Project; Brandi Merolla, Tusten Energy Committee chair, Community Service Award; Pam Reinhardt of the Trout Unlimited Upper Delaware Chapter, Recreation Achievement Award for coordinating their Trout in the Classroom project; and Aaron Robinson of Shohola Township, 2018 UDC chairperson, Oaken Gavel Award. Standing: Steven Schwartz of Equinunk, PA, Volunteer Award; retired New York State Senator John J. Bonacic, Distinguished Service Award; NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Ranger Richard Franke, Jr., Robin M. Daniels Memorial Lifesaving Award for rescuing 11 people from the Upper Delaware River on Aug. 4, 2018; and Wayne County Commissioners Brian Smith, Joseph Adams, and Wendell Kay, Outstanding Community Achievement Award for their Save the Hankins Pond Dam effort.