March 2017 News

Next Meeting: Monday April 27th 7:30 p.m. - "Glaciers Features of Conneaut Lake"
Don Hilton will be presenting "Glacier Features of Conneaut Lake" at our April meeting.  Program is open to the public, free of charge. It is at Station Five, Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall, which is smoke-free and handicapped accessible. 

Conneaut Lake Cuisine
Although there are no more tickets left for the Conneaut Lake Cuisine, we want to recognize all the vendors who have signed up to participate.

They are: Miller's Food Factory, Silver Shores Restaurant, Station 3, Livingston's Quality Meats, The Original Streudel Factory, Lakeside Sweets, Sheetz, Zatsick's Golden Dawn, Walt's Tavern, Station 5, Zest Kitchen and Pantry, Hotel Conneaut, Pizza Joe's, Ghost of Mama Bear's, Yuen's Chinese Garden, Crawford County Dairy Princess, Sherry's Distributors,
Saegertown Beverage, Downtown Bistro and Casey's Ice Cream (if it is open by then.)

We are thankful too for all the support our guests have given us over the past 15 years. It is a major fundraiser for us and we appreciate everybody's help!

Conneaut Lake Park Anniversary Party

Conneaut Lake Park will be 125 years old this year and as a way to kick off the 2017 season, the park is holding a dance May 20 (Saturday) at Hotel Conneaut featuring the music of Tom Todd's Dance Party with a "Trip to Buffetville."
Doors will open at 6 p.m.followed by the dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Special food will be available to purchase and there will be a cash bar.
To help celebrate this special birthday, the historical society will offer cake and ice cream for a donation of $2.We also will have a display of various Conneaut Lake Park memorabilia.,.
Tickets are only $10 and available at Hotel Conneaut, The Crawford County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the Berry Basket, the society's museum (on weekends starting April 29) or by calling Debbie Bearley at 412- 628-9938 or Jane Smith at 814-337-6377.
The event is sponsored by Friends of Conneaut Lake Park and Hotel Conneaut.
Proceeds will go to Conneaut Lake Park.
Smith said if you don't dance, come and enjoy the music and have a great evening!

As you know, the park was founded in 1892and boast the historical Blue Streak, Tumble Bug, Kiddieland and pony track as well as the hotel,which is a beautiful site for weddings and special occasions as well as a place for great food and entertainment.

The society is excited to be a part of this special event and hopes you can join us.

Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers to help keep our society going. Volunteers are needed for all types of services from being tour guides, raising funds, cleaning, serving refreshments at meeting, assisting with special fundraisers as well as painting and other types of maintenance.

Everyone has a talent -- or a special interest -- and we can use all of those talents.
If you can give an hour or two (or more), please contact President Julia Catalano at 814-724-9841. 

You will find us a friendly bunch and we welcome everybody to join us as we work to preserve our history for the future.

Ads for Sale
If you are a business owner -- or know of a business owner-- who might like to advertise in our newsletter, please let us know.

Business card ads are only $10  an issue or $25 for all three issues we publish a year. The newsletters are sent to 350 members (and their spouses) and are a way to get your name out there --and to help offset some of the costs of publishing the newsletter.

You may contact Greg Hindle at 382-7427 or Jane Smith, newsletter editor) at 337-6377 or send your business card and check to Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society, P.O.Box 425, Conneaut Lake, 16316.
Deadline for May issue is May 2. Thanks in advance for your support.

Skee Ball Game
Do you remember playing Skee Ball at Conneaut Lake Park? Well our museum now has one of the original Skee Ball machines and it is operational.
When you stop at the museum, check it out.There is no cost to play -- but you also get nothing as a "prize.'
It's just a fun game to bring back memories!

Museum Opening
Our museum will open for the 2017 season on Saturday, April 29.Hours will be 2 to 5 p.m.each  Saturday and Sunday.

Special appointments can be made by calling Julia Catalano at 814-724-9841 or Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722.

Car Cruise
Our annual Conneaut Lake Car Cruise-in will be Saturday, July 8, from 10  3 p.m. at the museum grounds 150 N.Third St., Conneaut Lake.

Registration fee is $5 and my be made by calling Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722. Prizes awarded are: Best of Show and People's Choice as well as various door prizes for registered car owners.

The Liberty the Second boat engine will be started at noon. Refreshments will be available to purchase and the museum will be open.

Paddle Fest
Our second annual Paddle Fest (kayak race) is set for Saturday, Aug.6.
More information will be announced next month, but mark the date and tell your friends. It was a fun event and is great for participants as well as spectators.

Pig Raffle
We will once again sell tickets for a pig starting at the cuisine on May 1.
Ticket prices vary from one cent to $5.Only 500 are sold
The price is underneath a flap and you buy the ticket and open it up to see the price.
It's a fun raffle and you could win a pig.Livingston's Quality Meats provides the pig and as a contribution cuts it to the winner's desire and wraps it.
We are thankful for the support this raffle has had over the past few years. Bill Lippert has been chairman and now has relinquished those duties to Dale Pysher. Dale will be at various places selling the tickets throughout the summer.
As soon as all 500 are sold, the winner will be chosen!

New Hoodies
We have had several requests for hoodies, so we have added those to our gift shop.

They have Conneaut Lake inscribed on the front. They are very nice material and look very nice.

Cost is $25.

We also have them available with a zipper front at a cost of $30.

You can special order whatever color you would like! We have a supply of various colors and sizes at the museum
but if we don't have your size,let us know!

They can be ordered on-line here.  

New Tour Contact
After many many years of being the contact person to arrange special tours, George Rutherford has given up that task. He will lead tours, just has too many things on his mind and often forgot to go down so asked the board to name somebody new!

Anyone wishing to arrange a special tour may now contact Julia Catalano at 724-9841 or Chuck Groger at 814-382-8722.

We still have some 2015 and 2016 calendars -- both featuring some great pictures -- available.

Pictures now Available
The board has voted to allow reprints of any picture in our museum. Cost is $1 for 4 by 6; $3 for 5 by 7; and $5 for 8 by 10. Stop at the museum and check out our vast array of pictures. Larger sizes may be ordered as well.
Our 2015 and 2016 calendars have 13 8 by 10 colored pictures – all suitable for framing once the month is over. They are a mixture of pictures – some old and some new.Each has scenes as well as photographs at Conneaut Lake Park and local businesses.