Member Spotlight: Pineapple Whip
There are some things so ‘Springfield’ that we don’t even realize it until something makes them stand out. This includes three iconic Pineapple Whip stands that have been serving loyal followers since the Fortner family created the concept for the Fair in 1974. Their non-dairy juice-based soft serve reached celebrity status after the iconic local treat was featured on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition in 2015! And who doesn’t love Lulu, the hula girl who dances on top of their friendly food trucks, inviting customers to stop by.
After 10 years in banking, Zach Fortner (pictured on the right) decided to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps by joining the family business with his mom and uncle, Diana and Chris. We’re so pleased they’ve decided to donate to Ozark Greenways by sponsoring Bike to Work Week!
Zach and his wife live in the Rountree neighborhood because it’s easy to bike and walk there, and neighbors have become friends. “It’s hard to know what community feels like until you experience it. And having a central gathering place in our neighborhood has meant everything to us.” —Zach Fortner, Owner