Past Winners

2020: a Bite of History 

Grand prize winner

Franklin, PA  16323

Owner: Valerie Perry

Winning Idea: Oil Region Food Tours developed "A Bite of History", a program which combines food, historical and architectural tours into one experience in the Franklin area.

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A Bite of History, courtesy 

2020: Allegheny river rentals 

winner

Kennerdell, PA  16374

Owner: Devin Gold

Winning Idea: Allegheny River Rentals proposed including E-bikes (bicycles equipped with small motors, to aid in pedaling) to increase the accessibility and enjoyability of the trails.

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Allegheny River Rentals, courtesy

2020: Trailasana yoga studio, llc

winner

211 Seneca Street

Oil City, PA 16301

Owner: Bobbie Jones 

Winning Idea: Trailasana Yoga Studios suggested purchasing paddle boarding equipment to supplement their outdoor classes, encouraging their students to enjoy both athletic pursuits and the local waterways.

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Trailasana, courtesy 

2017: TrAils to ales brewery

Grand prize winner

 

1270 Liberty Street

Franklin, PA  16323

Owners: David Ballard, Berline Nerlich, Craig Smith, Jim Paulson, Logan Degroat, Jasen Fry

Winning Idea: TrAils to Ales Brewery developed a "From Our Trails to Our Screen" program which encouraged trail users to submit their trail photographs to be displayed for guests on televisions in the brewery.

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TrAils to Ales owners accepting grand prize award, courtesy Kim Harris

2017: Allegheny river rentals

second place winner

Kennerdell, PA  16374

Owner: Devin Gold

Winning Idea: Allegheny River Rentals proposed purchasing a sufficient number of kayaks, bicycles, and other necessary amenities for tourists who wish to use local trails.

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Allegheny River Rentals Logo.jpg

Allegheny River Rentals Logo, courtesy Allegheny River Rentals Facebook page