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The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort Hosts 10th Annual River Road Cleanup
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) – The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is hosting its 10th Annual River Road Clean-Up on Saturday, April 20th from 8:00 am – 11:30 am, followed by an appreciation luncheon at The Gem and Keystone Brewpub.
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, 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. The first 50 to pre-register are eligible to receive a t-shirt commemorating the event. Directly following the clean-up, an appreciation luncheon will be offered to volunteers at The Gem and Keystone Brewpub.
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.
Rob Howell, General Manager for The Shawnee Inn states, “Time flies, ten years ago Jackie Ocker, Secretary and Treasurer of Smithfield Township, informed Shawnee of the partnership available for road clean-ups with PennDot. I had heard about the statewide campaign called ‘Great PA Clean-Up’ before but never realized how easy they make it to implement. I would like to give a big thanks to all of the volunteers and my staff who this event possible.”
To register for the River Road Cleanup, please contact Tammy at: 570-424-4050 extension 1405.
For more information please contact, Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Manager at 570-424-4050 x1440 or via email at pr@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