GARDNERS, PA. - Five new members will be inducted into the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame on Friday, June 3, at the sixth annual Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania.

Emcee for the evening will again be Cindy Dunn, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Secretary Dunn will also deliver remarks. Music will be provided again by Randy "Windtalker" Motz. Windtalker's music is described as "Native SoundScapes", a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Native American-style flute

Jim Foster, chair of the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame selection committee, said a 6 p.m. reception will precede the dinner, which begins at 7 p.m. The cost of the reception and dinner is $30 for museum members and $40 for others.

Complete information on the Hall of Fame Banquet is available at Tickets may be purchased either at that website, or directly from the Appalachian Trail Museum by sending a check to:

Appalachian Trail Museum
1120 Pine Grove Road
Gardners, PA 17324

The Hall of Fame Banquet will be the kickoff of the Museum's Hall of Fame Weekend. There will be a Children's Festival on Saturday from 11 to 2. During this event, we'll dedicate the Museum's new Children's area. From 2 to 4 pm, we'll have several Hall of Fame speakers. Additional events will be announced later.

Questions about the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet may be sent to Allenberry has reserved a block of rooms for banquet attendees. For more information on Allenberry and to reserve a room, call 1-800-430-5468 or (717) 258-3211, or go to

More than 9,000 visitors experienced the Appalachian Trail Museum during the 2014 season. Larry Luxenberg, president of the Appalachian Trail Museum Society and founder of the museum, said since opening in 2010 the museum has had more than 48,000 visitors from across the United States and at east 20 other countries.

Located at the midway point of the 2,189-mile-long Appalachian Trail, the museum is across from the Pine Grove General Store on Pennsylvania Route 233.

About the Appalachian Trail Museum Society
The Appalachian Trail Museum Society, a 501-C-3 not-for-profit organization formed in 2002, organizes programs, exhibits, volunteers and fundraising nationwide for the Appalachian Trail Museum. The museum opened on June 5, 2010, as a tribute to the thousands of men, women and families who have hiked and maintained the 2,189 mile long hiking trail that passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia. Located in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Gardners, Pennsylvania, the museum is conveniently near Carlisle, Gettysburg and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Additional information is available at