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Governor Shapiro Brings Great American Getaway RV Tour to Clarion County

On the fifth day of the Great American Getaway RV tour,

Friday, May 24, 2024, Governor Shapiro made stops in Clarion, Tioga, and Warren counties, promoting small businesses and showcasing

Pennsylvania’s outdoor recreation industry and experiences.

Governor Shapiro (center) enjoys the view at the Foxburg Country Club – home to the oldest continuously used golf course in the United States. Shapiro, pictured at the red, number 7 tee with board members of the Foxburg C.C. and the first family. Getting ready to use a hickory stick golf club and a hand-made tee from the sand & water is Max Shapiro, (far right) who is getting ready to tee-up at no. 7.

 

Foxburg: On Friday, May 24, 2024, Governor Josh Shapiro brought the Great American Getaway RV tour to Clarion, Tioga, and Warren counties to promote small businesses and showcase Pennsylvania’s breathtaking parks and outdoor recreation experiences.

On Monday, May 20, 2024, Governor Shapiro launched Pennsylvania’s new state tourism brand: The Great American Getaway. The new brand showcases all the Commonwealth has to offer as a premier weekend getaway destination with thousands of attractions – including blockbuster events coming to PA in 2026 like America’s 250th anniversary celebration, the 2026 NFL Draft, the FIFA World Cup, and the MLB All Star Game in 2026.

While in Clarion, Tioga, and Warren counties, Governor Shapiro visited the Foxburg Country Club, hiked in the Allegheny National Forest, visited several local small businesses, toured the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, and continued to encourage more people to visit Pennsylvania.

Friday, May 24, 2024, Governor Shapiro and the First Family joined Clarion County Economic Development Corporation Tourism Director Hind Karns for a tour of the Foxburg Country Club. The Foxburg Country Club is on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to the oldest continuously used golf course in the United States. The Governor then stopped by the Allegheny Grille for a tour of the facility along the beautiful Allegheny River, the state’s river of the year.




Gov. Josh Shapiro, takes a moment for a group shot while at the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg, along with his First Lady, Lori, with co-owners John and Tracy Irwin (left) and Brooke Irwin and co-owners, Ann and James Marron. (right)


 

Jim Marron, a co-owner of the Allegheny Grille said of the governors visit that, “He was very down to earth and seemed very impressed with Foxburg. There was nothing in his visit that made us feel like he was superior and he was very impressed with the 2023 number one waterfront restaurant in Pa. He had his family with him and he was promoting tourism in small towns. He also loved the Foxburg Country Club. He took time to hit the hickory stick shafted club and his family loved it.  It was a real pleasure to meet him. He posed for as many pictures as we asked him to, and he ordered “meals to go” for them all.”

While in Foxburg, the governor was also briefed on other attractions in Foxburg like the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts, Lincoln Hall and the many quality concerts presented throughout the year. Also the bike trail, the winery, hotel, the Red Brick Gallery Art Gallery, the historic Foxburg Library, the winery and hotel, the Foxburg Pizza, the bike trail and the park project.

Gov. Shapiro takes in the view from the patio at the

Allegheny Grille, along with Economic Development Corporation

Tourism Director Hind Karns. (right)

 

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