The Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau's inaugural Travel & Tourism luncheon featured a number of locals being acknowledged for their efforts in promoting the Scioto Valley (Read more here).

Dan & Mike were handed The Grand Pineapple.

Randy Davies, CEO of the Chillicothe-Ross Chamber of Commerce explained the representation of the pineapple.

"The legend began with the sea captains of New England, who sailed among the Caribbean Islands and returned to the colonies bearing their cargo of fruits, spices and rum" said Davies.

"According to the legend, the captain would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside his home to let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage. As the tradition grew, colonial innkeepers added the pineapple to their signs and advertisements, and bedposts carved in the shape of a pineapple were a common sight at inns across New England. Today, that legend has continued and frequently people can see the pineapple symbol in hotels and restaurants to signal the presence of hospitality."

Thanks for the recognition. To learn more about tourism in the Scioto Valley, got to the RCCVB website,