St. Charles County Parks volunteer does it again! Colonel Robert Pecoraro will receive the 2018 Outstanding Interpretive Volunteer Award from the National Association of Interpretation (NAI) at the group's National Conference this month. Pecoraro recevied the NAI's regional interpretative volunteer award last year along wtih fellow parks volunteer Colonel Barney Combs. For more than 30 years, Pecoraro, a certified interpretive volunteer, has been an active park volunteer donating thousands of hours to serve as an advocate for historic and cultural preservation at The Historic Daniel Boone Home near Defiance. As a volunteer, he brings the legacy of Daniel Boone to life by bridging the past to the future through first-person interpretation of John Filson. Filson was Boone’s biographer, a Revolutionary War veteran, surveyor and the first official historian for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Earlier this year, Pecoraro and Combs were recognized with a proclamation by the Governor of Missouri and in 2017, both received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Parks Department.
Catch Pecoraro and Combs in action during the Christmas Candlelight Walks on Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15 at the Boone Home. For more information on home tours, programs and special events, call 636-798-2005 or visit stccparks.org.