Photo by Joseph Asbury | Pictured from left to right: Photo (Left to Right): Chris Fulton (Visit Grove City President), Dave Crosby (Grove City Town Center President; Recipient of Wine and Arts Festival’s Trailblazer 2017 Award), Bev Babbert (Visit Grove City Board of Trustees Member), Steve Carr (Individual Trailblazer 2017 Award Winner), Larry Peck (Scioto Grove Metro Park), Geoff Hamilton (Scioto Grove Metro Park), Marcey Shafer (Scioto Grove Metro Park), Laura Ranney (Scioto Grove Metro Park), and Amanda Davis (Visit Grove City, Executive Director).
ATTRACTION/BUSINESS – SCIOTO GROVE METRO PARK
- Scioto Grove Metro Park is not only a beautiful escape, but a huge draw for visitors with Franklin County Metro Parks’s first opportunity for overnight camping on the REI River Trail, over 600 acres of land, fishing, kayaking, and the newly added archery ranges which includes a 3D range!
- Read our blog highlighting 2017 Attraction/Business Trailblazer – Scioto Grove Metro Park!
EVENT – WINE AND ARTS FESTIVAL
- A community event that creates the most memorable visitor experience. Selection criteria placed emphasis on an event that continually strives to improve. In five short years, this event has experienced exceptional growth. As this event draws from all parts of the country, so have the event organizers thoughtfully grown the event to cater to an audience of visitors by providing free shuttle service to and from Grove City hotels and motels.
- Read our blog highlighting 2017 Event Trailblazer – Wine and Arts Festival
INDIVIDUAL – STEVE CARR, FOUNDER OF GROVE CITY ALUMNI SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
- An individual who demonstrates excellence in creating a positive visitor experience and goes beyond in everything they do. Our inaugural individual award recipient is the creator and inventor of the Grove City Alumni Softball Tournament, Steve Carr. This tournament draws droves of people back to their hometown for a weekend of fun, softball and memories. Our hotels, and restaurants and parks are packed this weekend. We cannot imagine Grove City without the Alumni Tournament and we cannot think of an individual more deserving of recognition for the hours and hours they have put into this event and this special gathering of Grove City families all due to Steve Carr.
- Read our blog highlighting 2017 Individual Trailblazer – Steve Carr