Gary Quigley, second-generation co-owner at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest, became the youngest person in the history of the Jellystone Park franchise network to win the “Dan O’Connell Service” award. The campground is located in Harrisville.

“For the first time in my life, I was speechless,” Quigley said, adding that he was both stunned and deeply humbled to receive the award, which recognizes an individual’s strong support and work to improve and grow the campground industry.

The award is typically given to a park owner who is much older, but Quigley has distinguished himself with his volunteerism to support educational efforts both inside and outside the Jellystone Park network for many years.

“I love helping people and seeing people succeed,” Quigley said, adding, “People have helped us get where we are. If I can pass that on, it’s the best thing I can do.”

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