About The Partnership

Crystal Pineapple Tourism Award

The pineapple has been the symbol of hospitality since Colonial times. The Crystal Pineapple Tourism Award recognizes and celebrates the success of an individual, business, or organization that has contributed significantly to the success of tourism in the Starkville community. Award recipients are selected by the Partnership’s Convention and Visitors Bureau division.

Past Recipients

2016 — Mississippi State Women’s Basketball
2015 — Castle Properties, The Mill at MSU
2014 – Mississippi State University Football Team
2013 – Mississippi State University Baseball Team
2012 – Starkville CVB’s Marketing Team: Kathy Jacobs, Melissa Dixon, and Haley Montgomery
2011- Starkville Electric Department
2010 – Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum
2009 – Mississippi State University Athletic Department
2008 – Starkville Area Arts Council
2007 – Coach Ron Polk and the MSU Baseball Team
2006 – Mississippi Horse Park
2005 – Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Committee
2004 – Chief Lindley and the Starkville Police Department
2003 – The late Dr. Joe Cardwell and Leota Cardwell
2002 – Larry Templeton
2001 – Dr. Donald Zacharias