Recognizing the Pennsylvania State Showmen’s Associationby Representative Glenn Thompson
Posted on 2015-01-21
THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize
the men and women of the Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association.
These small business owners have been working together since 1967 to
keep the outdoor amusement industry alive and strong through their
combined efforts to remain one of the best forms of American family
I am proud to have many of these individuals and families in the Pennsylvania Fifth Congressional District, such as the Bartlebaughs, Carters, Garbricks, and Snyders.
Above and beyond providing good fun and family entertainment, members of the Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association have remained dedicated to [[Page H441]] giving back by supporting both youth educational scholarships and FFA programs. Since 2005, the Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association has raised and donated over $350,000 to youth educational scholarships and FFA programming through the work of more than 100 of their volunteers.
Mr. Speaker, the Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association put their individual goals aside for the common goals of the industry to serve the welfare of the community, the State, and the Nation. Their generous record reflects their success, and I thank them for their efforts.