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The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation's 35th Annual Meeting in 2003
Monday, August 13 Morning Meeting and Evening Program

Opening of the 35th Annual Meeting

The First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry present the colors.

Both the fifteen-star and fifty-star flags arw saluted.

The invocation is done in the manner of Quakers.

Monday evening

Bev Hinds presents an Award of Meritorious Achievement to Kristen Walter, Senior Marketing Director (Certified Marketing Director) for the Southern Hills Mall in Sioux City. It is owned by the Macerich Company. No other commercial entity has made such an investment in a L&C project, let alone one in new, original paintings depicting their journey. It is entitled "Lewis and Clark An American Adventure." There are 38 original mural paintings, stretching 296' in length above store fronts in Center Court. They are 8' high, and there are standards on the floor that contain the panels telling about each mural.

Bev says, "It is totally awesome. The murals were Kristin's idea, and she spent funds from her marketing budget to do these, plus the L&C "soft play area" at the Sears end of the mall. The company is so impressed with how these came out, and the certification by the National Park Service as a Lewis and Clark site, that they are going to pay to install lighting from below the murals, to better show them off."


The evening program

Read about essay contest winners Aaron and Sarah here.

Panelists Brian Hall, Stephanie Ambrose-Tubbs, Barbara Oberg, and Michael Zuckerman respond to audience comments after their presentations.

Charles Reed, designer of the acrostic puzzle insert in We Proceeded On, congratulates winner Ruthann Caylor of Boise, Idaho, and presents her with the prize, a copy of Birch's Views of Philadelphia, the Two Hundredth Anniversary Edition.

Bev Hinds and Larry Epstein present Frank Muhly with the Award of Meritorious Achievement "for outstanding contributions in bringing to this nation a greater awareness and appreciation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition."

More award and prize winners can be seen at the Wednesday evening program.
Updated August 29, 2003