Last Friday, June 24th, the Pennsylvania Forest Heritage Association and Pennsylvania Forestry Association Golf Tournament was held at Rich Valley Golf Course in Mechanicsbug. Forty golfers enjoyed the near perfect weather for a great afternoon of golf. This year the net proceeds from the tournament will be dedicated to improving the displays at the Forest Heritage Discovery Center at Caledonia State Park.
The winning teams included:
First place: Terry Felty, John Risser, Steve Kline, Mark Chritzman
Second place, the American Legion team: Brian Shonyo, Josh Swails, Bobby Williams, Dave Dudley
Third place: Ken Brought, Phil Faust, Wayne Wright, Jake Creswell
Here are some pictures from the day:
Many thanks for the sponsors and volunteers.
We hope to see you at next year’s tournament!
In the collection of the PFHA are many of the annual reports submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Forestry in its first few decades. These are hardbound books of varying thicknesses.
In the 1916-17 report there is a section on THE GREAT WAR. I thought it was appropriate to highlight as we are now in the centennial of the First World War. Here is the opening paragraph:
The entrance of the Government of the United States into the German War on April 6, 1917, was the signal for many of the foresters, former foresters, students, and employes (sic) to think of immediate entry into the service and were accepted as rapidly as they offered themselves. The majority entered by voluntary enlistment. Their names, ranks, and units of service are indicated in the following table:
There followed a list of 41 men, including Edwin A. Ziegler, who was the Director of the Forest Academy at Mont Alto. The names of six Mont Alto students who had enlisted in the Army were listed subsequently.
It seems that foresters have long been a patriotic group!