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Complete and final stop for Cedar Point’s Paddlewheel Excursions

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From the Sandusky Register

SANDUSKY

A trademark Cedar Point attraction set sail on its final voyage Monday night.

The campy but nostalgic Paddlewheel Excursions is now officially extinct.

Space occupied by the 47-year-old ride will go toward building the park’s newest exhibit, Dinosaurs Alive!, in 2012.

But dedicated park enthusiasts received one last opportunity to ride the family attraction and say goodbye to a Cedar Point staple.

Almost 40 local residents and tourists contributed about $3,400 to be the last riders, said Ron Rude, the local chapter’s executive director.

Putting for a good cause

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From the Sandusky Register

SANDUSKY

It’s an event that combines a good time with a good cause.

Call it a hole-in-one for charity.

The Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross has been holding its annual miniature golf tournament for 20 years.

The event, held again Wednesday, always takes place three days before Cedar Point opens for the season.

And for some players, it’s a tradition.

A four-woman team — Elaine Thornton, Freida Stierhoff, Elaine Blackmore and Diane Koch — said Wednesday they’ve played in all 20 tournaments.

The team, which consists of four blonde women, is called Three Blondes Plus One.

It amuses them to confuse people.

Wednesday’s event was expected to raise about $7,000, said Ron Rude, executive director of the Firelands Red Cross.

He said 40 four-person teams competed in the event.

20 Years of Putting at the Point Red Cross Miniature Golf Challenge Returns to Cedar Point

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Cedar Point Press Release

SANDUSKY, Ohio – For the 20th consecutive year, Cedar Point will host the American Red Cross Miniature Golf Challenge at the park’s Challenge Park miniature golf course on Wednesday, May 11.

The first Red Cross Miniature Golf Challenge was held on the newly opened Challenge Park miniature golf courses on Wednesday, May 6, 1992.

The American Red Cross Miniature Golf Challenge will be a four-person, 36-hole scramble.  Registration will begin at 4 p.m. with a shotgun start at 4:30 p.m.  Teams of four can enter the challenge for $120 or individuals can enter for $30 each and will be placed on a team.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.  Deadline for registration is Friday, May 6.  A special Hole-In-One contest will also be held.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Spectators can attend the event by purchasing three raffle tickets for $5.  A raffle will be held for the chance to win a Cedar Point Getaway Package.  With an approximate value of nearly $900, the Getaway Package includes an overnight stay on Saturday, June 4 in a Horizon Suite at Breakers Tower that features a Jacuzzi and panoramic views of Lake Erie, plus four one-day admission tickets to Cedar Point.

Individuals and businesses can also participate by sponsoring one or more of the holes at the event.  For a $50 sponsorship fee per hole, the name of the business or individual will be featured on a special sign placed at the tee of their sponsored holes.  Businesses can choose a specific hole to sponsor or one will be selected for them.

Sign-up sheets, hole sponsorship information and raffle tickets for the Cedar Point Getaway Package are available at the American Red Cross office at 300 Central Ave. in Sandusky.

For more information about the event, please call the Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross at 419.626.1641 or toll-free at 1.800.589.2286.

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