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The Great American Banana Split Celebration!

 Please visit the below link for details for this years Great American Banana Split Celebration here in Latrobe! 

 EVENT IS ONLINE THIS YEAR ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 25th 2020 WHICH IS NATIONAL BANANA SPLIT DAY! 

 http://www.bananasplitfest.com

In 2013, the City of Latrobe was awarded a Pennsylvania Historical Marker for being the official birthplace of the banana split!  Dr. David E Strickler invented the first banana split dessert in the early 1904. His motivation was a desire to come up with a treat sweet enough to entice Saint Vincent College students to come into downtown Latrobe to patronize his shop. From this determination in early 2013, City leaders were off and running in planning for how the community could properly celebrate this designation. To help us do this, officials from Saint Vincent reached out to multi-national corporation, Dole Fresh Fruit, in the hopes they would partner in our Great American Banana Split Celebration (GABSC). They did. Following four months of intense planning, City patriarch Arnold Palmer, Congressman Tim Murphy and other dignitaries helped the community dedicate and unveil the historic marker on August 23, 2013! This event caught national media attention that included the Associated Press, National Public Radio, AOL.com, Fox News, Good Morning America, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Orlando Sentinel and countless other news outlets. 

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