Stanley resident Will Meade, who hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2012, speaks during the Appalachian Trail community designation ceremony in Luray. The town of Luray and Page County were officially granted the designation by trail officials. (Photos by Jason Lenhart)
Jim Northrop, superintendent of Shenandoah National Park talks during the Appalachian Trail community designation ceremony on Saturday in Luray. Northrop said the designation helps raise the profile of communities that receive it.