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July 31, 2014
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Wayne County Historical Society receives donation for Canal Park

Towpath to Trail Project Chair Tom Colbert, left; is joined by Peter Rodgers, president Rodgers-Olver-Polley, Inc.; and Elaine Herzog, board president of the Wayne County Historical Society.
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HONESDALE, PA — Peter Rodgers, president of Rodgers-Olver-Polley, Inc., recently presented the Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS) with a donation of $1,000 for ongoing work at the Lock 31 Canal Park Project and renovation of the Daniels Farm at New Castle between White Mills and Hawley. The gift was made available through the Lebanon Valley Insurance Company Foundation, which has a long tradition of making annual gifts to qualifying 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations recommended by one of their agents. In accepting the donation, WCHS President Elaine Herzog commented on the support the project continues to enjoy, stating that “We’ve come a very long way in seeing this dream come true and look forward to sharing even more of what this special place along the towpath has to offer.”

In August 2013, the Canal Park at Lock 31 opened to the public for the first time. In addition to its trail/recreational features, an interpretive living museum is another goal of the overall project. For more information, visit www.wchs-lock31.org, or www.waynehistorypa.org, or call 570/253-3240.