Governor Wolf Concludes Four-Day Visit to 14 Northern Pennsylvania Counties
September 23, 2017
Harrisburg, Pa. – Today, on the fourth and final day of a four-day, 14-county visit in northern Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf were in Benezette, Elk County; Brookville, Jefferson County; and Westover, Clearfield County.
“Commerce doesn’t stop in Pennsylvania just because it’s a Saturday,” Gov. Wolf said. “It’s clear today in our visits that business is alive and well in Northern Pennsylvania. We saw first-hand how the beauty of nature and rich agricultural traditions of our state are popular attractions helping to make Pennsylvania the perfect place to live, work, and play.”
Gov. Wolf and the First Lady started the day at the Elk County Visitors Center, where they participated in a horse-drawn wagon ride for an early morning view of elk at the property, then talked with employees and guests at the center.
Situated on 245 acres within the heart of Pennsylvania’s elk range and within the Elk State Forest, the Elk Country Visitor Center is a premier elk watching and conservation education facility. Home to nearly 800 elk – the largest herd in the Northeast – this rugged and mountainous area is a destination for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.
The next stop was BWP Bats in Brookville, Jefferson County, where the Wolfs toured the facility that manufactures wood bats for hundreds of professional baseball players. BWP uses wood from western Pennsylvania forests, selected only when mature and ready for the BWP factory, where skilled craftsmen follow a rigid 14-step quality control process to create every bat.
The Harmony Grange Fair in Clearfield County was the last stop of the visits. While at the Fair, celebrating its 64th season, Gov. Wolf, the First Lady, and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding experienced livestock exhibits, championship baked goods, and met with some of the 120 fair volunteers while sampling Fair food. The week-long event attracts up to 5,000 people each day.