Gary Baker Memorial Day
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Regional Event Hosted by ACE Western PA Region

When: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Where: Lakemont Park & DelGrosso's Amusement Park (Altoona & Tipton, PA)
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Contact: Bill Linkenheimer

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Gary Baker Memorial Day

Sunday, July 21, 2019


Who is Gary Baker?

If you didn't know Gary Baker, he was a longtime ACE member who was a strong advocate for the amusement industry and roller coaster preservation. He was heavily involved in the fundraising that lead to the restoration of Leap the Dips, the world's oldest roller coaster, which is located at Lakemont Park. He also served ACE in numerous capacities, including as regional representative for ACE Western Pennsylvania and as ACE's national events director, a position that he held for six years. Gary passed away unexpectedly in fall of 2009. This reoccurring event was created to honor Gary, who truly loved all parks, but especially the traditional ones. Lakemont Park and DelGrosso's Park were undoubtedly two of his favorites.


An Informal Event With a Twist

This is an informal event and no registration is required. A discount is available to to ACE members and their guests at one of our host parks (see separate section). While this event doesn't include ERT, there is an optional schedule of ITOTs (Informal TakeOver Times) and meet-up activities should you wish to meet up with your fellow ACE members. In addition, there is an optional (and very affordable) catered meal at DelGrosso's, which will take place at 4 p.m. See next section.


Enjoy a Meal at DelGrosso's

As a bit of a twist, the otherwise informal event will offer an optional meal at DelGrosso's -- a park well known of its high quality food. The meal will take place at 4 p.m and the cost (for both members and non-members alike) is only $12. The scrumptious picnic will include a barbecued half chicken, spaghetti with DelGrosso's marinara sauce, salad, roll & butter, soft drinks and an ice cream cup. Advance registration/payment for the meal is required to participate and those interested can sign up to attend it when they register for KennyKon XXX (event held the day prior) either online or by mail. Note that you do not need to attend KennyKon to attend Gary Baker Memorial Day or sign up for the catered meal. To sign up for the catered meal, click the Register Now button below.


GMBD Discount

ACE Western Pennsylvania has arranged for a discount at one of our host parks, as follows:

DelGrosso's Park: ACE Members attending Gary Baker Memorial Day may take advantage of ACE's ongoing discount at DelGroso's Park. Visit the Main Park Office (NOT the regular ticket booths) on the "ride park" side of the road and present your valid ACE membership card to purchase an All-Day Fun Pass for just $21.95, which is $10 off the regular price. Each member may purchase one additional pass for a nonmember guest. This special courtesy may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

If any further discounts become available, they'll be posted here.



11 a.m. - 9 p.m.+ DelGrosso's Park open to the public

12 noon - 9 p.m. Lakemont Park open to the public

12:15 p.m.  ITOT on Skyliner at Lakemont Park

12:30 p.m.  ITOT on Train at Lakemont Park

12:45 - 3 p.m. Gary Baker Memorial Miniature Golf Tournament at Lakemont Park

4 p.m. Catered meal at DelGrosso's Park (pre-registration required)

5 p.m. ITOT on Train at DelGrosso's Park

5:15 p.m. ITOT on Crazy Mouse at DelGrosso's Park

5:45 p.m. ITOT on Dodgem at DelGrosso's Park

6:15 p.m. ITOT on Yo-Yo at DelGrosso's Park


Make a Weekend Out Of It

Saturday, July 20,2019


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