2023 Annual Meeting & Educational Workshop
PA Route 6 Annual Meeting & Educational Workshop Slated for Corry, PA, October 5-6, 2023.
Bringing Communities Together to Strengthen and Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Scenic Route 6 Corridor!
Each year the PA Route 6 Alliance brings community leaders and tourism professionals from across the 11-county PA Route 6 Heritage Region together in its “Heritage Community of the Year” for two full days of learning, networking, and celebrating Pennsylvania’s scenic Route 6. This year’s event will take place in Corry, PA, our 2022 Heritage Community of the Year award winner.
This year’s theme for the Educational Workshop and Annual Meeting is “Act, Adapt, and Attract.” Topics will include active transportation, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, remote work, and more.
Guest speakers include Melinda Meyer from Preservation Erie, Bill Callahan from Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Abbi Peters from the PA Wilds Center, Sam Pearson from Pennsylvania Downtown Center, and others.
Thursday’s Educational Workshop will be held at Relevant Church in Corry from 9:30am-2:30pm. A catered lunch will be included. Immediately following the workshop, we will be offering a walking tour of Downtown Corry so participants can see how many of the ideas presented during the afternoon’s sessions have been successfully put into action in this charming community.
Thursday evening, join us at 3 Pillarz Farm for a delicious farm-to-table dinner prepared by master chef Betsy Grinder of Your Daily Serving. Arrive by 5:30pm for appetizers and wine tasting — this is wine country, after all! — and at 6:00pm enjoy a stunning spread of locally grown, flavor-filled dishes sure to hit all the right spots! Here is a sampling of what will be served: Tomato soup shooter with grilled cheese, horseradish steak crostinis, bruschetta, a pickles and olive bar, a bread bar with infused butters, homemade sugar cookies, locally made cider, and maple apple blondies!
Friday’s Annual Meeting & “Do 6” Awards Presentation will be held at The Fork & Barrel Restaurant in Corry from 9:30am-2:00pm. A catered lunch will be included. Following a short business meeting, presentations by PA Route 6 Alliance will discuss many of the accomplishments throughout the Route 6 corridor in the past year. The keynote will be delivered by Jeff Siegler of Revitalize or Die.
The event will be capped off with the presentation of the annual “Do 6” Awards where we honor and celebrate those individuals, businesses, and leaders throughout the corridor whose works have made an impact on their community and region.
The community of Corry also invites you to extend your stay after the Annual Meeting and enjoy their Climax and Corsets Innovations Festival 2023, which starts at 5:00pm that evening.
The registration form for the 2023 PA Route 6 Educational Workshop and Annual Meeting can be found below. We hope you’ll join us for this inspiring event, and we look forward to seeing you in Corry this October!
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: September 28th!!!
For a full list of guest speakers and more information about the PA Route 6 Educational Workshop and Annual Meeting & “Do 6” Awards, check out this flipbook with an itinerary of events: PA Route 6 Conference / Arts & Innovation Festival (flippingbook.com)
Need a Place to Stay in Corry? Check out the Cobblestone Inn!
Our partners at VisitErie have reserved a room block at the Cobblestone Inn Corry. To book a room at a special discounted rate, use this reservation link, or call the hotel directly at (814) 663-0001 and mention PA Route 6 Alliance. Room must be reserved by September 15th to get the discounted rate.
Become a Sponsor of the 2023 PA Route 6 Educational Workshop and Annual Meeting & “Do 6” Awards. Click here for more information!
More About the Annual “Do 6” Awards
The culmination of every PA Route 6 Annual Meeting is the presentation of the annual “Do 6” Awards. Awards will be presented in 6 categories:
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Presented to a person or agency who exemplifies outstanding leadership and advances our mission through heritage development.
HERITAGE PARTNERSHIP AWARD – Presented to a group, person or organization that has demonstrated excellence in historic preservation, cultural preservation, interpretation, and/or education through cross-corridor thinking and interagency cooperation.
HERITAGE TOURISM AWARD – Presented to a business or project that furthers economic and tourism development while respecting the heritage and cultural resources of the PA Route 6 Corridor.
ARTISAN OF THE YEAR AWARD – Presented to an artist or artisan group that exemplifies the goals of the PA Route 6 Artisan Trail program showing regional thinking and cooperation while promoting the arts along the corridor.
HERITAGE LEADERSHIP AWARD – Presented to a person(s), business or organization for meaningful contributions and/or through partnerships, by enriching our communities through landscape initiatives or historic preservation.
HERITAGE COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR – Presented to the designated Heritage Community, who are embracing their Heritage Tourism Work Plans and implementing worthwhile projects, and showing impacts and results.
Past “Do 6” Award Recipients:
- 2022 Award Presentations PDF
- 2020-2021 Award Presentations, 2020-2021 Awards PDF
- 2019 Award Presentations, 2019 Awards PDF
- 2018 Award Presentations
- 2017 Award Presentations
- 2011-2018 Award Recipient List