Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A totally accessible amusement park - how wonderful!!!


I just learned about this on Facebook, where I read about it on a post left by Children's Fairyland.  Wonderland is a totally accessible park, allowing for complete access for children and adults with disabilities.  Kudos and a big "hooray" to the folks at Wonderland!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Back cover copy - done. Cover artwork - almost done.

Cna you almost smell the sugary-burnt smell of cotton candy in the distance?  That's because this girl is VERY close to sending off her book to the publisher.

More thrilling than my first dark ride, and a lot less smelly...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Conneaut Lake Park meets eligibity status as National Historic District!

The historic Blue Streak rollercoaster at Conneaut Lake Park

I am thrilled beyond words for one of the parks that is closest to my heart, Conneaut Lake Park!  This is a super step toward preserving this wonderful, historic space.

Just saw this posted by CLP on Facebook:

Here's a sneak peek at a release we're sending out. This is some of what we've been working on in the "off season." It just validates what we know and work so hard to prove: this park deserves to be preserved!


Conneaut Lake, PA – In this, the Park’s 120th anniversary year, it is cause for additional celebration a...s the Park was just informed that it has met the eligibility status to be deemed a National Register Historic District by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC). According to its website, the mission of the PHMC is to “preserve the Commonwealth's memory as a teacher and champion of its heritage for citizens of Pennsylvania and the nation.”

Conneaut Lake Park is tied for 10th oldest operating amusement park in the nation (source:NAPHA) and has won awards and support from several organizations such as Preservation PA, National Amusement Park Historical Association, American Coaster Enthusiasts, and the National Carousel Association.

The eligibility status allowed the Park to apply for a $25,000 grant (via the Conneaut Lake Institute) for the Blue Streak through the PHMC’s Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program; grant recipients will be named in 5 or 6 months.