Mount Vernon, Ohio – Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau (KCCVB) received recognition
for achievement in marketing innovation at the Ohio Travel Association’s (OTA) RUBY Awards
presentation, held last Thursday at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio.
Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau received a Certificate of Excellence award in the
“Community Spirit” category for their work on this year’s TrailAPALOOZA event.
“TrailAPALOOZA was an event put together in collaboration with our Park District and trail
partners”, said KCCVB Executive Director, Carol Grubaugh. “This summer our county completed the
final corridor of our multi-purpose trail, along the Heart of Ohio Trail in Centerburg. We knew we
wanted to take the time to really celebrate what the trail means to our communities and guests; and
TrailAPALOOZA was a wonderful celebration of just that.” Held June 24 th , at the CA&C Visitor
Center, this event brought in nearly 300 trail users together to enjoy a day of group rides, giveaways,
food trucks and more along the trail. “We hope this is an event we can continue to do as our trail
system is such a huge part of what makes Knox County a great place to enjoy and visit”, said
KCCVB was also recognized as a finalist in the Travel Guide category. “We poured so much heart
into our Travel Guide this year”, said KCCVB Marketing Manager, Olivia Toth. “It’s a huge honor to
be recognized at the state-level and gets us excited as we plan our next guide that will be released in
To request your Knox County Visitor Guide, email email@example.com or to pick up a
guide, stop into the CA&C Visitors Center, 501 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, M-F
9:00AM-5:00PM. To learn more about the Knox County CVB follow their Facebook and Instagram
page @visitknoxohio or by visiting www.visitknoxohio.org .