Trust Holds Annual Meeting, Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday evening, about 120 supporters of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County gathered at the Lancaster Country Club for the group’s annual meeting and awards ceremony.

Two volunteer awards and five preservation awards were presented. Husband and wife Ron Funk and Nancy Bell received the Elvin N. Heisey Award for their leadership of the trust during a transitional period. Bell served as the group’s president from 2009 to 2010, and Funk served as interim director in 2010 and 2011.

Marcia Trach, a former chair of the trust’s awards program and countywide history tour, received the Nancy J. Haubert Award for her years of service and extensive research on the tour’s 18 buildings.

C. Emlen Urban Preservation Awards were presented to Dr. Claire Storm for her leadership of the nonprofit Riverstownes PA USA, the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority for its part in the relocation of the 1700s-era Reiber House and the Manheim Township Historical Society for its restoration-work on the Stoner House’s facade. Mike Wetzel, director of capital projects at Franklin & Marshall College, accepted a new construction preservation award on the school’s behalf for its New College House, the latest addition to its student housing system. The building is the first on campus to be recognized by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which assists worldwide in the construction of environmentally friendly buildings.

Community Basics, a local nonprofit that develops and manages moderate-income housing, received the Community Revitalization Award for its Park Avenue Apartments.