It takes a community to make a banana split. For 23 years now Clinton County has celebrated the creation of the Banana Split by supporting this local event.  While organized by the Wilmington A.M. Rotary Club and the Wilmington Noon Rotary Club, many organizations support this event.

2017 Committee Officers:
Festival Chairperson - Mitch Lippert
Festival Vice Chairperson – Duane Weyand
Treasurer – Mary Gibson

2017 Committee Chairs:
Logistics Chair - Kerry Steed
Banana Split Shoppe - Tim Ellis / Kevin Johnson
Games – Sigrid Solomon
Fundraising – Mitch Lippert
Food – Paul Fear
Cruise-in – Charlie Hargrave
Collectibles/Craft Vendors - Marian Miller
Entertainment – Bob Schaad
Hazard's – Sandy Mongold & Mary Gibson
Parking – Geoff Ganz
Accounting – Patti Herron / Mary Gibson
Commercial Vendors –Dan Evers
Big Banana Baseball Tournament – Jay Sewell
Volunteer Labor – Sigrid Solomon


Wilmington Noon Rotary Club President - Jack Powell
Wilmington A.M. Rotary Club President -Geoff Ganz

To contact any of our organizers, please send an email to



The Banana Split Festival is organized by the Wilmington Rotary Club and the Wilmington A.M. Rotary Club. All net proceeds go to Clinton County Charities.