Tweetsie Railroad ESGR award 2019

From left to right: Tweetsie co-owner Chris Robbins, Tweetsie’s Donna Griffin, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Commander Ken Oppenheim, Tweetsie co-owner Cathy Robbins and Naval Petty Officer Darby Potts pose at an award presentation on July 23.

BLOWING ROCK — Tweetsie Railroad was presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award from the U.S. Department of Defense and Commander Ken Oppenheim on July 23.

According to a statement from Tweetsie, the park received the award because of its “exemplary support for service members who may be called on short notice” and the National Guard and Reserve recognizes them as “a viable asset for their commitment to the service.”

Donna Griffin, Tweetsie Railroad’s human resources manager, accepted the award and was also recognized for her “outstanding support of service members and impeccable flexibility with employees.”

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