Summer Thunder®: A 100th Birthday Tribute to Founders Fred & Murf DelGrosso

TIPTON – The DelGrosso Family of Companies continues to gear up for Summer Thunder®2014.  This year’s annual fireworks extravaganza is themed as a “100th Birthday Tribute to Our Founders, Fred & Murf DelGrosso.”

“My mother and father were the heart and soul of DelGrosso Foods and DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.  If they were still with us today, they would each be turning 100 years old this year.  We thought it would be nice to still throw a celebration in their honor, and Summer Thunder® was the perfect way to do that,” said Joe DelGrosso, Summer Thunder® coordinator and president of DelGrosso Foods.

The opening song to Summer Thunder® 2014 will be dedicated to the memory of Cindy DelGrosso Gardella, whom died earlier this year.  She’s one of seven children of Fred & Murf DelGrosso.  She was also one of the owners of both DelGrosso Foods Inc. and DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.

Summer Thunder® is set to a music soundtrack that is developed by Dave Villani of Data Music Services of Altoona.  The fireworks are designed and built by Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics from Maineville, Ohio.

Members of the Rozzi Family have been designing firework shows for DelGrosso’s Amusement Park for more than 50 years.  More than 4,000 shells will light up the night sky in Tipton during the 25-minute pyro-musical spectacular.

Summer Thunder® Schedule

11 a.m. – DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Opens – Free Parking – Free Ride Park Admission (an $18.95 All-Day Fun Pass includes Rides & Water Park)

10 p.m. – Fireworks Pre-Show

10:30 p.m. – Summer Thunder® 2014 Fireworks

July 4 Traffic Patterns

Please note the following traffic patterns will take place starting at 10:30 p.m. on July 4.  These traffic patterns are to help ensure the safety of all motorists in and around DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.

Motorists Parked In the Main Parking Lot for DelGrosso’s Amusement Park:

After the fireworks, all traffic from the main lot will be directed to the right to head north toward Tyrone and the Tipton/Grazierville exit 45 of Interstate 99. There will be two lanes of traffic running north towards Tyrone and the I-99 interchange.

Traffic Traveling South on East Pleasant Valley Blvd:

(North of Rossi’s Corner Store)  

You will be directed to turn right at Tipton Road.  You will not be permitted to travel on East Pleasant Valley Boulevard past DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.

Motorists Parked in the DelGrosso Foods Lawn or Parked Along East Pleasant Valley Blvd:

(South of Rossi’s Corner Store)

You will be directed to exit south using East Pleasant Valley Boulevard to head toward the I-99 Interchange and exit 41 – Bellwood.

All Traffic Parked South of the River Road Intersection:

When you leave, you will be directed to turn left onto River Road.

Traffic Traveling from River Road:

Traffic from River Road will be directed right toward Bellwood intersection of I-99.  Traffic will not be able to reach DelGrosso’s Amusement park from River Road.

These traffic patterns will stay in effect until it is safe to return to a normal traffic flow.



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