Little known trivia. Latrobe, PA is the birthplace of the banana split.
Yeah, this is basically the reason. There was some sort of official-type recognition of this so there were all sorts of banana-related festivities recently in the area. (here's a news story
about it). I just thought it was a funny pic, especially if you didn't know the context. Though now that I think about it, people getting so crazy about recognition of banana splits is also pretty funny