An Evening for the Schuylkill River
Thanks to everyone who joined us or otherwise supported our dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, March 18. It was a terrific evening that both celebrated and benefitted the Schuylkill River
An Evening for the Schuylkill River featured live music, delicious food and amazing silent auction and basket raffle items. It also provided an opportunity for us to honor the recipients of our Schuylkill River Legacy Awards for the work they've done to support the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail. Event was held at the historic Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Reading.
Congratulations to our 2017 Schuylkill River Legacy Award Honorees
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 developing and promoting "A Paddler's Guide to the Schuylkill River Water Trail".
Special thanks to our Sponsors & Donors
Silent Auction/Basket Raffle Donors (Check back for regular updates)
|JP Mascaro & Sons (Cocktail Hour Sponsors)
|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
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.