Myrna George
South County Tourism Council
4808 Tower Hill Road, Suite 101
Wakefield, RI 02879

South County Tourism Council Award presented to Yawgoo Valley Ski and Recreation Area Owners

Max and Pati deWardener, owners and general managers of Yawgoo Valley Ski and Recreation Area received the South County Tourism Council�s �Tourism Works for Rhode Island� Award during the Governor�s Tourism Unity Luncheon held at the Westin Hotel in Providence on May 13.

Governor Carcieri and Mark Brodeur, RIEDC Tourism Division Director, joined South County Tourism Council president, Myrna George, in presenting the award.� The deWardeners were recognized for their tireless pursuit of growing Yawgoo Valley Ski and Recreation Area as an attraction for visitors from near and far.� They employ 210 people and provide endless hours of learning fun with a ski area, snow tube park and water park.� In addition, they give back to the larger community beyond Exeter, as seen by their hosting of the RI Special Olympics.

SCTC president, Myrna George, noted during the presentation: �Max and Pati you are a shining light of what�s right when Tourism Works for Rhode Island!�

The South County Tourism Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the towns of Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich, and Westerly as a leisure travel destination.� For more information, please visit�

Photograph by Chet Browning

Pictured from left to right:� RIEDC Tourism Division Director Mark Brodeur, Pati deWardener, Governor Carcieri, Max deWardener, Myrna George

Photograph by Chet Browning