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Source: Douglas Storrs
I worked at Flint Park Amusement from 1952 to 1960 for Walter Sala. I have fond memories of the park. I started working in the nickle pitch, the the basket ball game and then doing releifs and stocking the stands. Some of the people working ther we Gorden and his wife in the cigarette stand, John Hodge worked the highstriker, the Montpas, Dan, Elaineand Jack. Greg Spresney had the fish pond, Bill Shatles worked the icecream stand. My mother Madeline and my sister Alberta worked the main stand selling hot dogs and drinks. My father Earl worked on weekend doin reliefs.
I remember the Campbill boys working the wheel and nickle pitch. There are many others I knew. Sala was a great person to work for. At Christmas one year he invited all of his worker and families to a party in the skating rink where eyeryone skated, ate and received presents. He also had all of the families meet in Detroit for a boat ride to Bablo Island for the day of food and fun. That evening we all went to an amusement park in Detroit for an evening of rides. He did the twice, no cost to the families. I have movies that my dad took of these trips along with picture take at Flint Park of building new stands around 1956.