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Cedar Point Celebrates the Holidays by Donating Nearly $6,000 to Local Charities

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SANDUSKY, Ohio, USA, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cedar Point has recently made food and monetary donations to two Sandusky-area organizations that will help needy families during the holiday season.

Recipients of the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park/resort’s donations were the Victory Temple Soup Kitchen and the Salvation Army.

Recently, the park gave more than $1,000, all of the money in its Loose Change Fund, to the Victory Temple Soup Kitchen. First started in 1988, the Loose Change Fund, money found in the park during the summer, has collected and donated more than $187,000 to local organizations.

The park also donated more than $4,800 of food and beverages to the Victory Temple Soup Kitchen and the Salvation Army. Donated items included vegetables, fruits, meats, milk, juices, tea, cheese and cereal. In the last three years, Cedar Point has given more than $13,000 in food products to local organizations.

“We are extremely grateful for these donations and Cedar Point’s continued support of the Victory Temple Soup Kitchen and the needy people in the area,” said Rev. Lonnie R. Walters, senior pastor of the Victory Temple Church. “These gifts will help us provide much-needed assistance to our less fortunate neighbors.”

During the season, Cedar Point employees collect and turn in any money found along the midway, beneath the rides and in the park’s water attractions to the Loose Change Fund.

“Cedar Point and its employees are very concerned about the people of our community,” said John Hildebrandt, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “These organizations provide a very important service. They help people in need during these difficult times.”

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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