What could be better than spending the day indulging in unlimited rides at Fantasy Island Amusement Park to help support one of Long Beach Island’s best-loved theme parks and renowned cultural centers? Fantasy Island and the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences are teaming up on Sat
urday, June 1, for “Community Pride: Together We Made a Difference,” a fun-filled afternoon of unlimited rides between 2 and 8 p.m. at Fantasy Island, located at 320 Seventh St. in Beach Haven. “Ride all afternoon” tickets cost $25 per person and can be purchased by calling the LBIF at 609-494-1241. Part of the proceeds will benefit the LBIF.
|Photo via Fantasy Island|
Fantasy Island Amusement Park, located in
Beach Haven on LBI, lights up with merriment.
“We’re trying to reach out to different organizations in the community to help us increase revenue and profits and let people know we’re open – the same message every organization on the Island is trying to convey,” said Kristy Redford, LBIF’s executive director. “We want to enhance our position within the community by combining both ends of the Island. Cross-marketing only makes us stronger.”
The funds will help the LBIF, a nonprofit organization located in Loveladies, continue its annual summer programs. Programs range in topic from the arts and sciences to sports and fitness. Special performances and presentations are also offered.
Though the upcoming event is not considered a “Sandy fundraiser,” Redford said most events the LBIF holds will, in some way, help support the organization’s cleanups and extra costs following Superstorm Sandy.
— Kelley Anne Essinger
This article was published in The SandPaper.