PA Wilds entities honored with recent ‘Do 6’ Awards

Route 6 photo by Kyle Yates

PA Wilds entities honored with recent ‘Do 6’ Awards

On Thursday, September 16, the PA Route 6 Alliance held its Annual Meeting & “Do 6” Awards Celebration in a virtual format. Community leaders, groups, business owners, county commissioners, and legislators from across the 11-county service region joined together on Zoom to celebrate the accomplishments of the PA Route 6 Alliance as well as the people, groups, and projects that have helped further the Alliance’s mission of supporting the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor.

Four of the awards went to individuals, communities or initiatives covering the PA Wilds region, including:

  • 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award – Linda Devlin, Executive Director, Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau
  • 2020–2021 Heritage Community of the Year – Mansfield
  • 2021 Heritage Tourism Award – Lumber Heritage Trail
  • 2021 Heritage Partnership Award – Historic McKean County Collectible Pin Trail

Other awards and recipients included: 2020 Heritage Partnership Award, Endless Mountains Heritage Region; 2020 Heritage Tourism Award, Hotel Anthracite; 2020 Heritage Leadership Award, Union City Borough; 2021 Heritage Leadership Award, Sean Strub, Mayor of Milford; 2020 Artisan of the Year, Wayne County Arts Alliance; 2021 Artisan of the Year, Riverside Brewing Company; and 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award, Emily Beck, (Former) Director of Tourism Development, Visit Erie.

Award recipients also received special recognition from state legislators in the form of citations, certificates, and/or letters from the U.S. House of Representatives, PA House, PA Senate, and/or County Commissioners Office.

Learn more or watch the event recording here.


The PA Route 6 Alliance, a 501(c3) corporation, was established in 2003 to manage the PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor and to implement branding and marketing plans, community development programs and other planning efforts along the corridor. The Alliance includes representatives from all 11 counties, 9 convention and visitor bureaus, 4 heritage areas, local development districts, local business owners, Chambers of Commerce, and other interested parties along the corridor. The PA Route 6 Heritage Communities program is a program of PA Route 6 Alliance and PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor funded by the PA Heritage Area Program under the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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