Cedar Point's Back to the Point will be a national event

Past employees of Cedar Point will participate in the park's second employee reunion over Labor Day Weekend.

Wednesday, 02 September 2009

Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio, – During Labor Day Weekend, past employees of Cedar Point will be making a trip back to the shores of Lake Erie to participate in “Back to the Point,” the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort’s second employee reunion.

More than 500 people, and growing daily, are expected to attend the event that will be headquartered in the park’s historic Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Sept. 5.  Families of employees are also encouraged to attend.

This year’s participants will hail from more than a dozen states.  While Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Indiana are home to most of the employees, others are traveling from as far away as Texas, Florida, New Jersey and Washington.

“It was a great opportunity to meet people from all over the country,” said Dawn Fullerton-Dunleavy, of San Antonio, Texas.  She worked at Cedar Point for two summers in the mid-Seventies and is meeting two other former employees.  All three graduated from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.  This will be the first time she has returned to the park in 30 years.

The participants will also represent more than seven decades of employees.  Faith Poock, of Sandusky, worked at the bathhouse on the Cedar Point Beach in the 1940s.  She and her daughter, who worked in the Oceana Stadium forty years later, will be attending “Back to the Point” for the second year in a row.

Besides mingling with old friends, the event will also include a picnic dinner and a dance in the Ballroom from 8-10:30 p.m.  Other activities will include a group photo, scavenger hunt and an end-of-the day ride on Millennium Force.

The Labor Day Weekend will conclude Cedar Point’s daily operating schedule.  The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7.  Cedar Point will reopen on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays beginning Sept. 11 through Nov. 1.

For more information about Back to the Point and Cedar Point, please visit the park’s web site at cedarpoint.com or call Cedar Point’s General Information Line at 419.627.2350.