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The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort Adopts River Road
Shawnee Embraces Earth Day
Thursday, April 11, 2013 (Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) – The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort will officially adopt River Road, located in Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania. The road adoption will take place on April 20th, 2013 as a celebratory milestone for the 10th Annual River Road Clean-Up that the resort organizes.
The unveiling of the adoption signs, provided by the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful program through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, will take place during the 10th Annual River Road Cleanup beginning at 8:00 am and concluding 11:30 am. The River Road Cleanup will be followed by an appreciation luncheon at The Gem and Keystone Brewpub for the volunteers.
Adopting River Road requires The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort to organize efforts to remove litter from River Road twice each calendar year. As it stands, Shawnee has been organizing the River Road Cleanup in April for nine consecutive years. The opportunity to schedule a second cleanup each year will ensure that Shawnee’s roadways are free of unsightly and environmentally harmful waste.
“It was an easy decision to commit The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort to adopting River Road,” said Rob Howell, General Manager of the resort. “So much of what makes Shawnee so special is our outdoor setting. Ensuring that we keep Shawnee beautiful is extremely important to everyone who visits and lives here.”
For ten straight years, Shawnee has worked in partnership with PENNDOT’s Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Day. Community members along with Shawnee employees have shared the benefit of knowing their efforts have positively impacted the environment along river road. Local sponsors of the event are: The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, The Shawnee Institute LTD, The Gem and Keystone Brewpub, and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Each year, over a hundred of bags of waste is removed from River Road restoring the traveled roadway to its scenic roots. In an effort to ensure the safety of the volunteers, township officials close a portion of River Road for the morning. By doing so, the River Road Cleanup makes for a very good family activity.
Registration is open to the resort guest and local community. Shawnee already has over 150 volunteers registered for the event.
Registration is from 8:00 am – 8:30 am at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort – follow signs to the River Sanctuary. At registration, volunteers will be given garbage bags, gloves, a safety vest, and safety instructions. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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For more information please contact, Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Manager at 570-424-4050 x1440 or via email at pr@ShawneeInn.com.
For more information on the resort visit our website: www.ShawneeInn.com.
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List of Accolades
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.
Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation
The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager
The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business