Stebbins named DCVB’s Tourism Citizen of Year

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GREENVILLE — Diana Stebbins’ initially encounter riding horses arrived when she was about 18 months outdated. Absolutely sure, it was a rocking horse … but with her pony tails flying and the smile on her experience it was obvious Stebbins’ was a all-natural with horses. Stebbins served transform that really like of horses into a person of the state’s very best parades. For that, Stebbins was honored by the Darke County Site visitors Bureau with the Tourism Citizen of the 12 months award.

Stebbins was presented her award from Greg Billing, executive director of the DCVB and Main Street Greenville, at the Darke County Chamber of Commerce’s once-a-year assembly at Greenville Town Park.

This year’s Hometown Holiday getaway Horse Parade, timetable for Nov. 19 in downtown Greenville, marks the 19th yearly celebration. It also marks the 12th for Stebbins as the parade chairperson right after using around in 2011. The celebration has been named the state’s best parade by Ohio Magazine in 2014, 2015, 2019 and 2020. Previous year’s parade had 127 entrants, which is near a record if not the file.

“I really don’t do it by myself,” Stebbins mentioned. “If it wasn’t for my mom and dad instructing me to give again to my community and producing me the person I am now, and all the volunteers who unselfishly assistance every single yr accomplishing what they can. “All of the individuals who ride and participate in the parade, with out them and their horses and their gorgeous hitches and even the riders, we would not have nearly anything. Thank you all people!”

The Tourism Citizen of the Calendar year award honors a member of the Darke County local community that performs in a company or volunteers in a team that provides persons to the neighborhood to get pleasure from events, sights, stores, accommodations and other aspects of the tourism industry. The nominee demonstrates in depth and assorted participation, leadership and assist in public and/or personal tourism endeavors about a interval of decades. The nominee is a chief capable of obtaining some others associated in tourism within just the neighborhood. Above all, the nominee is a human being who seems initially at what they can do for Darke County and tourism in Darke County.

“Diana’s management and innumerable several hours devoted to the Hometown Getaway Horse Parade has made it a will have to-see occasion in the Miami Valley and further than,” Billing said. “The parade is a great relatives party that brings hundreds of people to downtown Greenville and to Darke County. The Darke County Guests Bureau appreciates Diana’s efforts and is thrilled to honor her in this way.”

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