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    Posted May 18, 2013 by
    Keansburg, New Jersey

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    109-Year-Old Keansburg Amusement Park Reopens After Hurricane Sandy


    KEANSBURG, NJ - May 18, 2013: It has been more than six month since Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey Shore and devastated many areas including the Keansburg Amusement Park. Today marked the grand reopening of the park. Ceremonies started at 1:00pm with ribbon cutting by Co-owner William Gehlhaus and Senator Joe Kyrillos. Immediately followed by the Keansburg Boardwalk Kids, a name given to those who have frequented the boardwalk from childhood. The Keansburg Boardwalk Kids collected thousands of photos of children at the park and presented them to the owners of the amusement park as a gesture of thanks for the restoration. The photos span 82 years and showcase rides that have been restored. The celebration continued with entertainment, bands, prizes, photo exhibit, clowns, and face painting. Captured by Susan and Clifford Rumpf / ImagineThisDesign.com.


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    01 Keansburg Amusement Park grand reopening sign.


    02 Opening ceremony by Co-owner William Gehlhaus.


    03 Senator Joe Kyrillos ceremonial speaker.


    04 Senator Sam Thompson and Katharine Koehler of Room In Our Hearts.


    05 Keansburg Boardwalk Kids holding personal pictures dating from 1931 to present.


    06 Ribbon cutting with Co-owner William Gehlhaus and Senator Joe Kyrillos.


    07-10 Entertainment for grand reopening.

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