Photo Courtesy of Georgia L. Harris Photography
- May 29, 2014
-- The Appalachian Trail Museum Society will induct its fourth class of honorees on Friday evening, June 6th
during its Hall of Fame Banquet at the historic Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. Prior inductees include Myron Avery, Gene Espy, Ed Garvey, Benton MacKaye, Arthur Perkins, Earl Shaffer, Emma “Grandma” Gatewood, David A Richie, J. Frank Schairer, Dr. Jean Stephenson, “Major” William Adams Welch, Ruth Blackburn, David Field, David Sherman, David Startzell, and Eddie Stone.
“Inductees into the hall of fame include those who believed in the importance of the trail from its inception and then set out to prove that hiking from Maine to Georgia was not only possible, but enjoyable," said Larry Luxenberg, president of the Appalachian Trail Museum Society. "Hiking the trail’s 2,184 miles is itself a badge of honor. Being inducted into the hall of fame is the ultimate recognition for an Appalachian Trail pioneer, maintainer or hiker."
This year’s inductees includeA. Rufus Morgan, Charles R. “Chuck” Rinaldi, Clarence S. Stein, and Pamela A. Underhill
From 6:00-7:00pm, during the cocktail reception that precedes the banquet, popular Native American flute player and 2006 Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, Randy “Windtalker”
Motz, will perform his unique contemporary style of Native American flute music described as “Native SoundScapes.”
The blending of flute with lush orchestration and Native percussion, weaves a musical tapestry that creates a warm and soothing ambiance guaranteed to make for a special event.
Against a backdrop of dramatic photos of the Appalachian Trail taken by his wife and thru-hiking partner, Georgia “Mom” Harris, "Windtalker's"
beautiful and creative compositions serve as a captivating soundtrack, taking the audience on a soothing, sometimes playful, and always entertaining journey through the grandeur of this country's most iconic hiking trail.
Audiences throughout the mid-Atlantic area acclaim “Windtalker’
s” show as mesmerizing, breathtaking, moving, hauntingly beautiful, profound, soothing, entertaining, educational, heartfelt, captivating, enchanting, vibrant, relaxing, exotic, and a performance that must be seen and heard.
will be performing compositions from his CDs, "Native SoundScapes,"
and the recently-released, "Canyon Whispers."
For years, "Windtalker"
has been bringing this special brand of music to festivals, state and national parks, coffee houses, wineries, senior living facilities, schools, churches, private parties and other intimate venues. He was also the guest performer for a moonlight tour held by the National Park Service at New Mexico's Pueblo Bonito ruins at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. Songs from his latest CD can be heard on numerous internet radio stations and on Pandora. He now brings his wonderful show to the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet.
The banquet and Hall of Fame inductions begin at 7 p.m. The cost of the reception and dinner is $30 for museum members and $40 for others. Tickets may be purchased either at http://atmbanquet2014.eventbrite.com
, or directly from the Appalachian Trail Museum by sending a check to Appalachian Trail Museum, 1120 Pine Grove Road, Gardners, PA 17324. Questions about the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet may be sent to email@example.com.
Allenberry has reserved a block of rooms for banquet attendees. For more information on Allenberry and to reserve a room, call 1-800-430-5468 or (717) 258-3211.