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Amusement Warehouse Podcast Episode 5 - Frank Zaitshik, Wade Shows

Amusement Warehouse Podcast Episode 5 - Frank Zaitshik, Wade Shows

  Our fifth podcast is with Frank Zaitshik, owner of Wade Shows, one of North America's largest traveling carnivals. Ranking #3 on the CarnivalWarehouse.com list of Carnivals Playing the Top 50 Fairs in 2024, through Frank's leadership, Wade Shows services many large events throughout the US including the New York State Fair, Oklahoma State Fair, Missouri State Fair, Florida State Fair, South Florida Fair, and many more, Tune in weekly or subscribe. You wont wan't to miss a single episode.Watch on YouTube or listen on your favorite podcast network including Apple Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Music.   Follow on your Favorite Podcast Network   Listen Now Amusement Warehouse Podcast   [read more]
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Midway Millennials: Ryan Reithoffer, General Manager, Orange Unit, Reithoffer Shows

Midway Millennials: Ryan Reithoffer, General Manager, Orange Unit, Reithoffer Shows

  Even at 35, Ryan Reithoffer's still the young guy. That comes with the territory of being a 5th generation Reithoffer and one of the younger general managers in the industry.  Ryan Reithoffer is the General Manager of the Orange Unit of Reithoffer Shows, a carnival company dating back to the family's patriarch, Julius Reithoffer, a German émigré who purchased a steam driven carousel in 1896.“I grew up on the midway, I was always helping out,” he said. Reithoffer Shows is now run by the brother team of Patrick, Ryan's Father – who operates the Orange Unit and Rick, Patrick's brother, who operates the Blue Unit, which is managed by his sons Ricky and Matthew.  “I've worked with my father my whole life, but I've been general manager for four years, when he stepped down from the daily ...   [read more]
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  It is with great sadness to report the passing of Linda Ann McKinney of McKinney Food Services who passed away on June 23, 2024.Linda Ann McKinney was born May 15, 1943, in Hughes Springs, Texas to Wilford Van Humphrey and Jamae Viola Hawkins Humphrey.  She passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, June 23, 2024.  She married her high school sweetheart, Mr. Billy Wayne McKinney in 1961.  They were married for 62 years and were blessed with four boys.  She, along with her husband, were the 2nd generation owners of McKinney Food Services. Mrs. McKinney was a founder and first President of the Women in National Independent Concessionaires Association, and was a Methodist by faith. She took pride in being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many.Mrs. McKinney was preceded in death by the love of her life, Mr. Billy Wayne McKinney; son, Tim McKinney; brother, Larry Humphrey; sister, Vanda Humphrey Page; and her parents, Wilford Van and Jamae Viola ...   [read more]
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  It is with a heavy heart to report the passing of Pamela Casper of Arkansas based PBJ Shows.  On Friday, June 14, Pamela passed away peacefully with her husband Tim.  She had a hard fought 5 year battle with ALS that has now come to an end and the matriarch of the Casper family is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Casper family. A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 30 from 6pm-8pm at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home (201 Pine St., West Memphis, AR).  Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 1 at 10am.For those interested in sending flowers, the family encourages everyone to use Pam's favorite flower shop, Basket of Flowers, located at 110 E Bond Ave, West Memphis, AR 72301.   [read more]
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  Funeral services for Mr. Billy Wayne McKinney, age 81, of Hughes Springs, will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at Hughes Springs Methodist Church, with Pastor Chad Mitchell officiating.  Burial will follow at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.  There will be a time of visitation with the family from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Billy Wayne McKinney was born January 8, 1943, in Hughes Springs, Texas to D.J. and Maudie McKinney.  He passed away peacefully in his home Tuesday, June 11, 2024.  He married his high school sweetheart, Linda Humphrey in 1961. They have been married for 62 years and were blessed with four boys.  Billy Wayne was a Methodist, Master Mason of the Hughes Springs Masonic Lodge #671, and a member of the Hella Temple Shrine.  He was the 2nd Generation owner  of McKinney Food Services. Mr. McKinney was one of seven Founding Fathers ...   [read more]
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Blue Sky Amusements is NOW HIRING CLASS A CDL DRIVERS, RIDE AND GAME HELP for the 2022 season!  Work April through October throughout Long Island and New Jersey.  Call Bill 516-779-1966 or Mike 631-334-7806.Craftsmen Industries specializes in professional concession trailer design and much more featuring trailers by Schantz Mfg. and Chester Built Trailers.   Visit our web site at www.schantzmfg.com.
Powers Great American Midways is NOW HIRING help in ALL departments including rides, games, food, drivers and more!  Call Phil at 910-409-0363 OR Brian at 407-252-8033.Gold Medal Products is the leading distributor of cotton candy, popcorn, and concession supplies to the amusement and carnival industry.  Visit www.gmpopcorn.com or call 1-800-543-0862 for purchasing information.
TALLEY AMUSEMENTS IS NOW HIRING!  APPLY IMMEDIATELY!  Call (817) 847-0888 or visit www.talleyamusements.comJKJ Workforce - the experts in foreign labor in the mobile amusement industry!  Visit www.jkjworkforce.com
Wisdom Rides manufacturers some of the most profitable amusement rides in the industry including the Viper, Beetle Bobs, Starship 3000 / Gravitron, Dragon Wagon, and the new Looney Lagoon.  Visit www.wisdomrides.com for more info!MODERN MIDWAYS - BOOKING CONCESSIONS & RIDES
Evans United Shows is now booking game concessions for the 2022 season!  Call Tom Evans   (816) 392-0759
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