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June 13, 2014

Indiana Beach to continue growing

Amusement park to celebrate 88th anniversary with birthday events


The park’s sixth annual Pronto Pup Eating Contest begins at 3 p.m. for those who Hurd said “like to test their gastrointestinal fortitude” as they race to see who can eat three of the foot-long snacks similar to a corn dog the fastest. Hurd said the record currently stands at 2 minutes, 15 seconds. Those interested who are 18 and older can sign up at the park’s pronto pup stand at 11 a.m. The first 10 to sign up will compete. A contest will be held at the same time Sunday as well.

Festivities continue into Sunday with Quarter Night, when it will cost 25 cents to go on rides after 4 p.m. The theme continues after 6 p.m., when hot dogs and Coca-Colas will be served for a quarter each as well.

“It’s kind of our way of giving back to the community and saying thank you for allowing us to be in the area for 88 years and providing a lot of thrills and chills and a lot of happy memories for people,” Hurd said. “It started in 1926 as a little food stand and a little sandy beach and a fishing area and it’s just grown every year. If it wasn’t for our patrons and our guests, we wouldn’t have been around for 88 years, so we must be doing something right to be growing as much as we have.”

The park has plans to continue to grow, Hurd added, going on to hint toward a replacement for The Galaxi, the park’s first major steel roller coaster that was retired this year after 42 years.

“We’re looking to replace the area that the Galaxi had with something new and exciting for our patrons to enjoy later on,” he said.

Reach Mitchell Kirk at or 574-732-5130

IF YOU GO: WHAT: Indiana Beach's 88th anniversary celebration WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday birthday cake and balloons in Kiddie Land, 11 a.m. signup Saturday and Sunday at Pronto Pup stand for 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Pronto Pup Eating Contest, 25-cent rides after 4 p.m. Sunday and 25-cent hot dogs and Coca-Colas after 6 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Indiana Beach, 5224 E. Indiana Beach Road, Monticello INFORMATION: 574-583-4141, and Indiana Beach Facebook page

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