Dale Petrie, longtime leader with the Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society and the chair of the Taste of Montgomery County Committee since its inception, has received the Fredrick J. Urbaska Civic Service Award from the National Association of Wabash Men for his contributions to Crawfordsville and Montgomery County.
Dale is also president of the Crawfordsville School Board and the board at First Christian Church. He has been actively involved in the Character Counts program, and has chaired the Strawberry Festival Committee three times.
At the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, Dale has assisted the staff and board in everything from shaping our strategic planning, fundraising and long-range goals to ensuring the performers and vendors at the Taste of Montgomery County have enough power to shine into the late-summer night. We are a far better organization for having his input and direction.
Congratulations, Dale, on this well-deserved honor, and thank you for everything you do in making our museum the best it can be!