Nominations are now closed for Destination Gettysburg's distinguished tourism honor - the Jim Getty Spirit of Gettysburg Award.
The award is in honor of well-known Abraham Lincoln presenter, Jim Getty, who passed away in 2015. The award is an honor bestowed upon an individual in the tourism community of Adams County, Pa. who exemplifies leadership, dedication and contribution to the tourism industry.
The Jim Getty Award will be presented at Destination Gettysburg's Annual Dinner on March 20, 2018.
Terry Fox- 2017 RECIPIENT
Terry Fox, a licensed battlefield guide and leadership development instructor, was honored with the second annual "Jim Getty Spirit of Gettysburg Award," given in recognition of one of the destination's greatest ambassadors.
Fox was nominated because of his leadership, dedication and contribution to the tourism community of Adams County, Pa. Fox began his career in the tourism industry as a licensed battlefield guide 47 years ago and has since begun working the U.S. Strategic Leadership Center to train companies and organizations using the lessons of leadership during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Jacqueline White- 2016 RECIPIENT
Jacqueline White, the owner of Gettysburg’s Dobbin House Tavern, was honored with the inaugural “Jim Getty Spirit of Gettysburg Award” in 2016.
The inaugural award, issued six months after the passing of Getty, was given to White, who – like Jim Getty – has spent decades in the Adams County tourism community as an ambassador not only for her own business, but that of the entire destination.
White started her tourism career at just 8 years old at her parent’s amusement park in Gettysburg known as Fantasyland. The park has since closed, but her time there – serving a variety of roles – prepared her for her next stop in tourism, as owner of Gettysburg’s popular Dobbin House Tavern, a place she opened in 1978.