Summer Thunder® 2017: “Live The Legacy – Celebrating 70 Years of DelGrosso’s Park”

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TIPTON – The DelGrosso Family of Companies is gearing up for a summertime tradition – Summer Thunder® 2017. 

This year’s annual fireworks extravaganza is themed as “Live The Legacy – Celebrating 70 Years of DelGrosso’s Park.”

“Each year we like to pick a theme for our show.  This year’s theme will celebrate our 70th anniversary of the park, so we have mixed in just a few Italian songs along with an array of patriotic favorites,” says Joe DelGrosso, Summer Thunder® coordinator and president of DelGrosso Foods Inc. 

Summer Thunder® is set to a music soundtrack that is developed by Dave Villani of Data Music Services in Altoona.  This year’s soundtrack includes a number of patriotic songs by various artists.

A special theme moment in the middle of the show will feature some Italian classics that showcase the heritage of DelGrosso’s Park.

The fireworks are designed by Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics from Maineville, Ohio.  Members of the Rozzi Family have been designing firework shows for DelGrosso’s Park for more than 50 years. 

More than 4,000 shells will light up the night sky in Tipton during the 30-minute pyro-musical spectacular.

Summer Thunder® 2017 Schedule

  • 11 a.m. – DelGrosso’s Park Opens. Free Parking. Free Admission (ride park); the $29.95 All-Day Fun Pass includes rides and water park.
  • 9:30 p.m. – Fireworks pre-show
  • 10:30 p.m. – Summer Thunder® 2017 Fireworks. The soundtrack to Summer Thunder® can be heard on Froggy 98.1 FM

In the event of severe weather and the fireworks are postponed, Summer Thunder® Fireworks will be held July 7. Please monitor the Web site and social media pages for updates.

Summer Thunder® 2017 is made possible by these sponsors: DelGrosso Foods Inc., Allied Milk Producers, Burgmeier Hauling, First Commonwealth Bank, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Imler’s Poultry, Tri-Star Ford, Froggy 98 and WTAJ-TV.

2017 Addition – Café Dolce:

The DelGrosso Family and the Staff of DelGrosso’s Park & Laguna Splash are excited to announce the opening of the new water side eatery, Café Dolce.

Located across from Cheesesteaks Delizioso, Café Dolce selections include: gelato, sorbetto, milkshakes, flavored popcorn, pizza fritte (Italian dessert of fried dough rolled in sugar) and a wide variety of grab-n-go sandwiches and snacks.

Park President Carl Crider Jr. says “Come and try out these great treats that are sure to become some of your new park favorites at Café Dolce!”

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