Press Release: You Are Invited to the 9th Annual “Power of the Partnership” Celebration

Fairfield, PA (November 20, 2019) –The Annual “Power of the Partnership” Celebration is the South Mountain Partnership’s yearly event to celebrate what makes the South Mountain region so special. Join us on January 31, 2020 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am at Liberty Mountain Resort located at 78 Country Club Trail, Fairfield, PA to honor this special place and the work of partners who invest in a sustainable, healthy future for our communities and citizens. Anyone interested in making the South Mountain region a better place to live, work, and play is welcome to attend.

Connecting portions of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties and covering approximately half a million acres and including almost 1 million residents, the South Mountain landscape is one of Pennsylvania’s most unique regions. The region’s most prominent geographic feature is the forested uplands of the South Mountain ridgeline, but fertile agricultural valleys shape this landscape as well. In fact, no single element or feature defines this region of south-central Pennsylvania, but rather it is the unique convergence of diverse natural and cultural elements that makes this landscape so special.

The event includes a hot breakfast, a presentation of the 8th annual Spirit of the South Mountain Award, the awarding of 2019 South Mountain Mini-Grants, a showcase of the successes of 2019, and highlights of our plans for 2020. The 9th annual event is sponsored by our generous partners at Destination Gettysburg, Adams County Economic Alliance, and Adams County.

The Spirit of South Mountain Award recognizes individuals, projects, or organizations that have made significant contributions to a positive and sustainable future for the South Mountain landscape. Nominations are being accepted through December 20 at Mini-Grants are provided through the Pennsylvania Environmental Stewardship Fund, through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

The cost of the event is $18, which includes a hot breakfast and beverages. Register by January 24th online at