Go Back in Time for Fun, and a Great Cause
For the last four years, the Great Lakes Bombshells have hosted this annual party to promote the Pin Up lifestyle while giving back to the community
Saturday, Aug. 24
Are you looking for an event where you can dress up like the characters in Grease, check out incredible classic cars, and play games that are fun for the whole family? Then look no further, because the Great Lakes Bombshells have you covered with their Pin Ups in the Park event.
If you think this sounds familiar, then you'd be right. Pin Ups in the Park used to be known as Penny's Pin Up Party. For the last four years, the Great Lakes Bombshells (an inclusive, powerful social club of women whose mission it is to uplift other women), have hosted this annual party to promote the Pin Up lifestyle while giving back to the community — in particular, to women.
All proceeds of this event go to a charity of choice, and this year, that charity is Women in Combat (WINC). Jenn Sider (aka "Jenni Girl") is the co-founder and head of public relations for the Great Lakes Bombshells, as well as co-chairwoman of Pin Ups in the Park. Sider is very excited that this year's event is different from years past as it "allows everyone to spend time with their family." It is a full daytime event, and while fans can still experience the Classic Car Cruise, it also provides newcomers and those returning to try out a few different things, like vintage carnival games and the Retro Miss in the Park (ages 14-17), Little Retro Miss (ages 8-13), and Dapper Fella in the Park (boys ages 8-14) costume contests. If you're wondering what you or your children should wear, Grease is a great film to reference, as a Sider points out that "for the Little Miss Retro, you probably want more Sandra Dee, less Rizzo."
For just ten dollars, you get a full day pass and access to all the rides in Conneaut Lake Park, including the new Ferris wheel. Sider explains that "with all the classic cars right on the lake and the rockabilly clothing, you get on that Ferris wheel and it will truly take you back in time." Add to that a fun and different Chinese auction, a 50/50, DJs, the new "Forbidden Fruit" beer from The Brewerie, as well as hanging out with Pin Ups or dressing like one yourself, this is a charitable blast you absolutely should not miss. — Kalli Oberlander
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. // New Conneaut Lake Park, 12382 Center St, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316 // facebook.com/GreatLakesBombshells