|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on November 17, 2014 at 4:25 PM|
UPDATE: Since Pete received his award from his hospital bed after knew surgery (and likely remembered little due to the painkillers), members of PATCNorth took the party to Pete's home on Nov. 23rd. Read his official award nomination or see photos of Pete's Avery Award Celebration.
By the way, Pete is recovering exceptionally well due to his dedication to the therapy, which he takes as seriously as his role as PA District Manager. GET WELL SOON, Pete !!!
CONGRATULATIONS PETE on receiving the Myron Avery Award at the annual PATC dinner, presented by Club President, John Hedrick. Pete Brown, the PA District Manager, demonstrates below both the hard work of trail maintenance & the well-deserved breaks.
The most prestigious award given by PATC, the Myron Avery Award honors the 1st PATC President, who is credited as the man who got the trail built & 'bullied' clubs of volunteers into maintaining it. Pete was mentored by then PA District Manager Charlie Irvin when he joined PATC in 1995 as an Overseer. Now as the PA District Manager, Pete has led many thousands of volunteer hours maintaining the 168 miles of trails in the PA district. This year alone, he led us in providing over 6,700 hours of trail & shelter maintenance as well as delivering the Silberman Bridge, Little Cove Cabin & the Charlie Irvin Shelter.
Our fearless District Manager is back home, after knee surgery which will keep him housebound for several weeks.....albeit doing his therapy daily. Dewey Clark will be managing our worktips until Pete is back directing us to drag the biggest rocks that can be found in Michaux to build engineering masterpieces in the wilderness which keep the AT excellently maintained.
If you want to send him a Get Well note, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.