Inspiring Practices Recognized at Statehouse Luncheon

Over 100 citizens and Appalachian Ohio legislators gathered in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in December for the 6th Annual Appalachian Heritage Luncheon sponsored by Ohio Hill Country Heritage Area and Heritage Ohio.  After being addressed by OHCHA President Tom O’Grady on the importance of protecting and developing the region’s authentic assets, OHCHA board member and Heritage Ohio Director Joyce Barrett conducted the awards ceremony.  Legislators introduced eleven “Appalachian Success Stories” from their district which were then shared by award recipients from businesses, organizations, historic and natural sites and local governments from around the region.  This event is a highlight of OHCHA’s year, and is consistent with our mission to “value the regions historical, natural, and cultural assets.”

This year’s recipients were:
National Museum of Cambridge Glass (Guernsey County)
Edge of Appalachia (Adams County)
Nelson T Gant House (Muskingum County)
Trumpet in the Land (Tuscarawas County)
Yearly Quaker Meeting House (Jefferson County)
McArthur Spring Literary Festival (Vinton County)
Historic Roscoe Village (Coshocton County)
Buckeye Trail Association
(Perry County Headquarters/Trail Passes through Multiple Counties)
Fly Ferry (Monroe County)
Village Bakery (Athens County)
Sewah Studios (Washington County)

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