The 2019 Eleanor Wright Unsung Hero award was presented Thursday to Gerry Rensel. The award is given out each year at the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival. Rensel, an accomplished banjo player of the group Elixir, retired to Pennsylvania but returns to Mount Vernon just to help behind the scenes at the festival. Rensel is an admirer of Dan Emmett and makes a point of visiting Emmett’s grave on his return trips to Mount Vernon.
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