The amusement area in Keansburg, New Jersey houses vintage rides from the 1920s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Since January 10th, a group of die-hard, Keansburg Boardwalk loving folks have collected photos of families at the Boardwalk in order to present them to the owners as a "Thank You" gift for their restoration efforts after Hurricane Sandy strictly on a "pay it forward" idea. Not only did the Gehlhaus Family restore the Boardwalk, they made it better than ever!
The goal of Keansburg
Boardwalk Kids was to collect 500 photos of kids at the park and present them to the Gehlhaus family as a gesture of thanks for the restoration of the park. We now how have thousands of photos to present. They span an incredible 81 years and showcase rides that the Gehlhaus family has painstakingly restored after dragging them back from the grasp of Hurricane Sandy- some a half a mile away. The outpouring of thanks has been amazing.
The Keansburg Boardwalk Kids photos will be presented in a ceremony in front of you, the press, and the town at The Keansburg Amusement Park inside the bumper car building and will be on display for a number of weeks at select locations at the Amusement Park.We will offer these photos as originally intended- a thank you gift to the Gehlhaus brothers and their staff. For the decision they made to rebuild, for every minute of effort and work, for the years of opportunities we had to take the photos and for the years of opportunities we WILL have to take more photos. Senator Joe Kyrillos will be cutting the ribbon at 1pm
as we start the celebration followedby entertainment, bands, prizes, Photo Exhibit,
clowns, facepainting and so much more.Please come and celebrate with us on May 18th at 1pm.