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Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club Honors Three Outstanding Volunteers

Written by Jim Foster, Community blogger | Sep 20, 2013 8:12 AM

At its Board meeting on September 19, 2013, the Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club (CVATC) honored three volunteers for their outstanding service to the CVATC and the Appalachian Trail.

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Photo by cvatclub.org

Craig Dunn receives ATC 25 year service award from CVATC President Christine Lauriello. Carol Witzeman was not available for the photo.


Craig Dunn and Carol Witzeman each received 25 Year Service Awards from Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC).  These awards are given every two years by ATC at its Biennial Conference.  Both Craig and Carol have served CVATC and other trail organizations for well in excess of 25 years.  Their service includes holding senior leadership positions over the years with CVATC, ATC, the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club and Keystone Trails Association.  Both Craig and Carol are founding members of CVATC.

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Photo by cvatclub.org

Frank Bohn receives Certificate of Appreciation from CVATC President Christine Lauriello


Frank Bohn received a Certificate of Appreciation from CVATC.  Frank has served in many capacities with CVATC for well over 20 years.  These include terms at Club President, a member of the Board of Directors and Chief of Maintainers.  Frank has also personally maintained a one mile section of the A.T. for many years.  Frank will be relocating to Florida shortly.

Christine Lauriello, President of CVATC, said:  “It is an honor and a privilege to acknowledge Craig, Carol and Frank.  Their dedication and kindness is a great example to all of us within the A.T. community.”

CVATC is one of 31 volunteer organizations that maintain the Appalachian Trail (A.T.).  CVATC’s 17 mile section of the A.T. extends from Center Point Knob on top of South Mountain to the top of Blue Mountain.  ATC is the primary steward of the Appalachian Trail, and is based in Harpers Ferry, WV.  ATC’s Mid-Atlantic regional office is in Boiling Springs, PA.  The A.T. is the nation’s most famous and most heavily travelled long distance hiking trail.  Formally known as the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the A.T. extends for approximately 2,185 miles across 13 states from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine.

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