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Jim Getty Award presented to Terry Fox

Destination Gettysburg honors battlefield guide, leadership instructor


Terry Fox, a licensed battlefield guide and leadership development instructor, was honored last week at Destination Gettysburg’s Annual Dinner 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.

“Terry Fox perfectly resembles what we hope to honor through this award,” said Norris Flowers, President of Destination Gettysburg. “Terry’s passion for working with visitors – whether they are traveling here for a vacation or taking part in a leadership training program – is something of which we should all be proud.”

Destination Gettysburg established this award as a way to both honor one of the tourism community’s greatest champions, as well as others in the community that represent the same leadership, dedication and contribution that Jim Getty displayed.

“Jim Getty will always be remembered in Gettysburg as the man that made the 16th President of the United States come alive,” said Flowers. “He amazed everyone with his knowledge, presentation and likeness of President Abraham Lincoln. But Jim was also a great ambassador for the destination and encouraged everyone to visit this town he called home for 40 years.”

The inaugural award, issued in 2016, was given to Jacqueline White, owner of the Dobbin House Tavern in Gettysburg.

The Annual Dinner on March 21was held at the Gettysburg Hotel in Downtown Gettysburg.

Destination Gettysburg, the official destination marketing organization, markets Gettysburg – Adams County as a premier travel destination, producing a positive economic impact.


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