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Former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Visit DelGrosso's Amusement Park

Tipton, Pennsylvania – Former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn, along with members of their family visited DelGrosso’s Amusement Park in Tipton on Memorial Day – May 25, 2015.

The President was in the region to spend time over the Memorial Day Weekend at Spruce Creek, one of his favorite fishing spots.  During their stay in nearby Warriors Mark the couple and their family paid a visit to Tipton, taking in the sights, sounds and flavors of DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.  Owner Fred DelGrosso and his wife Cathy, who have known the former President and First Lady for several years, invited the Carters to tour their family’s amusement park.

As part of the tour, the Carters enjoyed the Marvelous Mutts Dog Show, took in the beauty of the historic Herschell-Spillman Carousel, and checked out the newest Park ride for 2015, The Rock Star.  No trip to the park would be complete without a stop at La Famiglia Gift Shop and, of course, taste testing some of DelGrosso’s famous amusement park food.

Fred DelGrosso remarked that, though numerous government officials, including U.S. Senators have visited DelGrosso’s over the years, the stopover by the Carter family was the first ever Presidential visit to the park.  “We are honored to have Tipton receive such distinguished guest,” he said.  “And it was a lot of fun too.”  

This is the first ever Presidential visit to DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.  


About: DelGrosso’s Amusement Park of Tipton, PA has been owned and operated by the DelGrosso Family since 1946 when Ferdinand (Fred) and Mafalda (Murf) DelGrosso purchased the land and attractions. Known as “Bland’s Park” until 2000, the DelGrosso’s have continued to emphasize Fred’s original vision of “Old Fashion Fun at Family Prices.” The park has become famous for “America’s Best Amusement Park Food,” and has been featured in national publications and media, including “Every Day With Rachael Ray” and the Food Network TV show, “Unwrapped.” The DelGrosso Family also owns and operates DelGrosso Foods, which is America’s oldest major family-owned producer of pasta sauce, and Marianna Foods, which helps area organizations in their fundraising efforts. Info at www.delgrossos.com.

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