Trappers Association honors Colinet

Brian Mohn and Joel Whitehead are shown presenting Welcome Center Supervisor Lura Colinet with a plaque honoring her for her role in distributing Pennsylvania Trappers Association coloring books to the thousands of young travelers visiting the Great Bend Welcome Center. STAFF PHOTO/HELEN FOSTER

Brian Mohn and Joel Whitehead are shown presenting Welcome Center Supervisor Lura Colinet with a plaque honoring her for her role in distributing Pennsylvania Trappers Association coloring books to the thousands of young travelers visiting the Great Bend Welcome Center. STAFF PHOTO/HELEN FOSTER

BY HELEN B. FOSTER
Correspondent

President of the Pennsylvania Trappers Association Brian Mohn from Hamburg, traveled to the Keystone Welcome Center at Endless Mountains, Great Bend on Tuesday, July 16, to present the center’s supervisor Lura Colinet with a plaque to recognize her for role in distributing 3,800 Pennsylvania Wildlife coloring books to young travelers.

There are 13 furbearing animals pictured for coloring with a short narrative describing the animal, its habits and its diet.

The coloring book is for the young traveler’s enjoyment but also gives a history of the role trapping played in the life of the early settlers to our area and the more recent need for regulating trapping in the state.
On hand for the presentation was Trappers Association Vice-President Joel Whitehead from Jackson. Joel also serves as District 9 Historian.
Acting as the host for those attending, Whitehead made sure the exhibit of state products was not missed as this interesting display is artfully done by Colinet and her staff and changed periodically.

The average person gives little thought to where products are made but by seeing these products: Hershey’s candy; Mussleman’s applesauce; Tastykake; Herr’s chips; Crayola crayons; Turkey Hill ice cream; maple syrup and honey to name just a few, gives the traveler an idea of the role Pennsylvania plays in what is on their grocer’s shelf.