Remembering the sights and sounds of Euclid Beach Park

The ninth annual "Remembering the Sights and Sounds of Euclid Beach Park" will be held rain or shine on Sunday, September 29 at Euclid Creek Reservation, Euclid Beach Park from 1pm to 5pm.

As in past years, walking tours of the park will be available, giving some of the history of the old amusement park and of the family which owned and managed it, The Humphrey Family. Also, the location of rides and attractions that once stood when the park was Cleveland's most beloved amusement park will be pointed out. Self tours can be taken as posters with photos and text will be placed where the ride or attraction operated.

"Laughing Sal" will be present, she never misses this event. Also displayed will be the "Artizan Band Organ," that played beneath the "Rocket Ships," the "Kiddie Hook and Ladder" from Kiddieland and other Euclid Beach Ride cars. One of the old coaster cars from the "Racing Derby" will be on display. The "Racing Derby" made its debut at the park 100 years ago as the "Derby Racer."

A car show will be held in conjunction with this annual event, "The Cars we Drove to Euclid Beach Park," no car newer than 1969, the year the park closed. There will be live pony rides for children, and food: hot dogs, chips, Weber's Frozen Whip and of course, Humphrey Popcorn Balls and Candy Kisses.

Richard Wickens is the Vice President of Euclid Beach Park Now.

Richard Wickens

Vice President, Euclid Beach Park Now

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Volume 5, Issue 8, Posted 1:03 PM, 09.12.2013