An Evening for the Schuylkill River

Please join us at a dinner and awards ceremony to support the river, the Schuylkill River Trail and our many projects that benefit the region

Saturday March 18, 2017, 5-9 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln Hotel
100 N 5th Street, Reading, PA 19601
Reserve Your seat Today

Enjoy an evening of live music, delicious food and silent auction/basket raffles while we honor the recipients of our Schuylkill River Legacy Awards. Event will be held at the historic Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Reading. See below for list of silent auction/raffle items.

Event Details
$75 per person
table for eight: $525
table for 10: $675
Cocktail Reception Sponsored by JP Mascaro & Sons: 5-6 p.m.
Buffet Dinner, awards & drawings: 6-9 p.m.
To Be Honored:

Leslie S. Richards, Secretary, PA Dept of Transportation: In recognition of her leadership and support of area trail networks, including the Schuylkill River Trail, through state, regional, county and local initiatives.

John Giannopoulos, Manager Partner, Sly Fox Brewing Co: In recognition of Sly Fox Brewing Co.'s support and advocacy for the Schuylkill River Trail through the sale of SRT Ale & event partnerships that have bolstered Heritage Area efforts to encourage recreation, engage trail users and build and improve the SRT.
Brian Swisher, Volunteer, Schuylkill River Heritage Area: In recognition of his unfailing dedication to the Schuylkill River and countless hours spent designing, developing and promoting "A Paddler's Guide to the Schuylkill River Water Trail.
Reserve Your Seat online

or Click here to download a reply card and mail with payment to SRHA, 140 College Dr. Pottstown, PA 19464

Or call 484-945-0200 to reserve you seat by March 10
Schuylkill River Legacy Award Honorees: To be Announced
Special thanks to our Sponsors & Donors


JP Mascaro & Sons (Cocktail Hour Sponsors) Exelon Generation
Wrigley's Business Products & Services Wilson Consulting Group, PC
McTish Kunkel & Associates Schuylkill County Vision
O'Donnel, Weiss & Mattei Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau
Delaware River Basin Commission The Brick House
Translogistics Inc.  


Silent Auction/Basket Raffle Donors (Check back for regular updates)

Josh Nims--Kayak
Richard Sassaman -- "Yorgey's Trestle," Original Oil Painting
Residence Inn Conshohocken--Gift cards (2) for a two night stay
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary--Family Plus Membership
Rob Kuhlman--Guided Geology and Fossil Hunting Tour of the Upper Schuylkill Basin
Walt Hug -- Framed photograph
Edie Shean Hammond--"Stroll Along the Schuylkill," Original Oil Painting by Merrill Weber
Mary Ann Dailey--Framed Photograph
Montgomery County Community College--Italian Dinner Basket
Carl Raring--Handmade beach art
Barbara Cohen--Framed photograph of Fairmount Waterworks
Sly Fox Brewing Co.--Gift Basket featuring Sly Fox beer and accessories
Colebrookdale Railroad--Tickets for the "Secret Valley Line" scenic railroad expedition
Redner's Market--Gift certificates
About The Abraham Lincoln Hotel

The 16-story Abraham Lincoln hotel opened on May 23, 1930, only months after the stock market crash that triggered the Great Depression. It was designed by William A. Stoddart, a New York architect, who, using Italian Scagliola, incorporated an Old World aura into the elegant building. The name, honoring the nation's 16th president, was selected through a public contest. Billed as "Pennsylvania's Finer Hotel," it boasted bathrooms, an RCA Victor loudspeaker and circulating ice water in each room. Sen. Harry S Truman was a guest speaker at the Traffic Club of Reading's 10th anniversary at the Abe Lincoln on March 2, 1944. The hotel ceased operation as a hotel in 2015, but the ballroom and restaurant remain, and rooms are being converted into apartments.