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NEWS
May 7, 2001
What's new at area Amusement Parks By KEVIN CLAPP kevinc@herald-mail.com Fly like a bird. Visit the Emerald Isle. Get scooped up in a Talon. Launch toward outer space. At regional amusement parks, you can do all of this and more as the 2001 season prepares to blast off in a flurry of activity and variety. continued Unlike concerts, trips to the beach and other summertime activities, an amusement park packs a wildly divergent punch that holds something for everyone.
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NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | May 17, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com Amusement parks offer fun for the whole family, with seasonal attractions ranging from roller coasters and water flumes to live entertainment and animals. More than 320 million people visited U.S. amusement parks and similar attractions in 2003, feeding industry revenues that topped $10 billion that year, according to statistics from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions at www.iaapa.org on the Web. Here's information about amusement parks within four hours of the Tri-State area.
NEWS
April 3, 2011
Kimberly Ridenour and her father, David Ridenour, were named Co-Veterans of the Day at Disney World on Feb. 17. The Hagerstown residents were picked at random while entering the Florida amusement park. The Ridenours served with the Air National Guard in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
August 8, 2005
SALISBURY, Md. - From Washington County's Pen Mar Park to the historic Trimper's Rides and Amusements in Ocean City, Md., has been home to nearly three dozen amusement parks since 1876. Award-winning author and photographer Jason Rhodes shares vintage images and histories of these parks in the new book "Maryland's Amusement Parks," part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series. "I have always loved amusement parks," Rhodes said. "This was a way for me to make sure some of those parks, their rides and their significance to their communities, were not forgotten.
NEWS
July 12, 2006
Unless contributions increase, a planned bus trip sponsored by For Our Kids' Sake to a Pennsylvania amusement park might not be able to take as many children as have signed up, organizers said. The day trip to Kennywood Park in West Mifflin, Pa., will be Saturday, Aug. 5, according to organizers Clara Broadus and Dottie Bell. Community support will be key in making the trip a reality for children who otherwise will not be able to go, Broadus said. This year, Atlantic Coast Trailways is charging $1,715 per bus, and the group hopes to take three buses.
NEWS
March 28, 2012
Heritage Academy will hold its annual auction Saturday at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.  There will be an auction preview in the school gym Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Airline tickets, amusement park tickets, restaurant gift certificates, Longaberger baskets, sports events tickets and hundreds of other items have been donated.  Each class has put together a themed basket of items to be sold. In addition to the catalogued items, there will be a silent auction. Cheeseburgers, wraps, soups, french fries, pies and other desserts will be for sale.  High school classes will organize events to keep children busy while parents are at the auction.
NEWS
January 6, 2005
Why should anyone who doesn't live there go to Waynesboro, Pa.? To see something, we'd say. But just what, we're not sure. We are certain that to be successful, any downtown has to have what the tourism gurus call a "destination attraction. " In Gettysburg, Pa., it's the Civil War battlefield and a number of related commercial activities, including a wax museum. Hershey, Pa., on the other hand, has an amusement park and a candy factory. Just what will draw visitors to downtown Waynesboro is something that those who attended the first of four "vision and strategy workshops" this week will have to determine.
NEWS
September 22, 2008
CASCADE - A local production company has begun filming for a documentary about Pen Mar Park, a tourist attraction in Cascade that attracted thousands of visitors each weekend between 1877 and 1942, project staff said. The documentary is being produced by Historical Entertainment LLC, a Cascade-based company that provides re-enactors, costumes, props and other services for historical films. Frank and Susanne Woodring, who publish Maryland Cracker Barrel magazine and wrote the 2005 book Pen Mar for Arcadia Publishing, will serve as historical advisors for the project.
NEWS
By MADGE MILES | July 23, 2010
Yard sale to help bus trip A yard sale to benefit the For Our Kids Sake bus trip will be today, starting at 7 a.m. at 625 Potomac Ave. The yard sale will run until 7 p.m and again on Saturday, from 7 a.m. until sold out. Each year, organizers take area children to an amusement park. This year, the trip is to Kings Dominion on Saturday, Aug. 14. Movie night The movie "Where the Wild Things Are" will be shown at Washington County Free Library today, starting at dusk.
NEWS
July 7, 2003
Eight Eastern Panhandle students will be among 120 teenagers from across West Virginia, who will attend the second annual Governor's School for Math and Science at West Virginia University. Students entering ninth grade in the fall will attend the first session, which began Sunday and continues through July 18; students starting eighth grade will participate in a session from July 23 to Aug. 1. Support for the school comes from the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and the WVU provost's office.
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