Fundraising raffle for guided hike on Appalachian Trail

Naturalist Pam Rowland will conduct a private group summer morning hike along the Appalachian Trail for the winner of a fundraising raffle held by The Institute. PROVIDED PHOTO

WAYNESBORO—The Institute is sponsoring a raffle for a grand prize of a private naturalist-guided group hike for five people along the Appalachian Trail, including lunch and a set of professional hiking poles.

The raffle is a fundraiser for The Institute. The winner will arrange the summer hike date with naturalist Pam Rowland, The Institute’s director of education. 

“Pam’s knowledge and expertise will ensure that the group will discover unknown treasures along the trail,” said Jessica Watson, Institute assistant director. “As your guide, she will share a wealth of stories and information about wildflowers, wildlife, trees and other plants and the magic of forest ecology.”

After the morning adventure, hikers will enjoy a picnic-style, packed lunch catered by Café del Sol.

Raffle entries are $20, and multiple entries are welcome. To enter the raffle online, visit The Institute’s website at

Entries are also accepted by mail. Send a check for $20 per entry to The Institute at P.O. Box 971, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Those entering by mail should note their email address and phone number.

The deadline to enter is 4 p.m. on June 30. The winner will be drawn during the July 4 Salamander Scramble 5K. Winner need not be present to win. 

Underwriting support for this fundraiser is by lead sponsor, Robert and Marissa Correll of EdwardJones of WaynesboroCobblestone Inn & Suites of Waynesboro; and Cafe del Sol, Waynesboro. Additional support from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; Alma W. Oyer; APX Enclosures, Inc.; the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin, and an anonymous donor, in honor of the life and work of Eunice Statler.

For more information and to enter the raffle visit The Institute’s website at

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