Gerry Rensel was given the Dan Emmett Unsung Hero Award on Thursday night at the 2019 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival. Rensel, a former Mount Vernon resident, helped start the local Chautauqua program 13 years ago alongside Mike and Chris Petee. He also served as a longtime Dan Emmett Festival volunteer, running the South Stage.

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