March 27, 2019
More Than 100 Attend NEAAPA's 106th Anniversary Education Conference & Annual Meeting
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – More than 100 persons gathered for the New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ (NEAAPA) 106th Anniversary Education Conference and Annual Meeting March 18-20 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel here.

The highlight of event was the induction of Gene Dean, owner of Fiesta Shows/Dean Enterprises, Seabrook, N.H., into the NEAAPA Hall of Fame during Tuesday evening’s dinner meeting.

Accepting on his behalf was Gene’s son, E.J., who chronicled his father’s history in the industry, which started at Salisbury Beach, Mass., before the family branched out into the carnival business in 1967.

Today, Fiesta Shows is said to be New England’s largest carnival with more than 70 rides. Gene, who was unable to attend due to prior commitments, is the first carnival operator to go into the prestigious hall since its formation in 1998.
Thank you again to our incredible sponsors!

Education Sponsors: Luckey Climbers , NXT Capture
Name Badge Sponsor: North American Amusements

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Story Land's Nostalgia Night for the Young at Heart
For the first time, Story Land is opening its gates after hours for adults only! That’s right, all kids young at heart (and 21+ years) are invited for an enchanted evening of childhood nostalgia in the Land Where Fantasy Lives! This event is exclusively 21+, so please leave the kiddies at home.

The first ever Nostalgia Night at Story Land will be held on Saturday, June 22nd. Gates will open at 6pm, and once inside, guests can explore the park just like they used to! Getting a sticker from the Old Woman in the Shoe and crawling out the front has always been a first stop in the park for many kids, and Nostalgia Night guests are encouraged to recreate this iconic Story Land moment! 

Tourism in the White Mountains has a new Leader
Charyl Reardon has been named president of White Mountains Attractions Association, marketing the State's most popular tourism region and driving a $900 million industry in the region.
Reardon becomes just the third president in the association's 60-year history, responsible for visitor services, public relations, and promotion of New Hampshire's fabled White Mountains in markets around the world. She succeeds Jayne O'Connor, who is retiring after 22 years at the helm.

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Upcoming Industry Events
April 8 & 9, 2019
Canopy by Hilton
Washington, D.C.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Canobie Lake Park
Salem, New Hampshire
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Storrowton Tavern
W. Springfield, Massachusetts
July 23, 2019
Southwick's Zoo
Mendon, Massachusetts
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