By Candy Williams
A classic ice cream dessert that’s been making people smile since 1904 is once again deserving of an annual summertime salute.
Latrobe serves up its 115th Great American Banana Split Celebration Aug. 23-25.
The banana split was first invented by David Strickler, an apprentice pharmacist at a local drug store.
This is the sixth year of the official celebration and new events have been added, says Isaac McDaniel of Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, event director.
Parking will be free in downtown Latrobe throughout the weekend.
Candy Williams is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.
2019 Great American Banana Split Celebration
When: Aug. 23-25, vendors and activities open noon-8 p.m. Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 24 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 25
Where: Downtown Latrobe
Details: 724-537-2671 or bananasplitfest.com