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February 14, 2002

2nd Annual Blue Streak Challenge For Preservation Effort

Conneaut Lake, PA -- Conneaut Lake Park Preservation Society announced the second annual Blue Streak Challenge, roller coaster riding marathon to be held on July 29 at Conneaut Lake Park. Riders participating in this year's event will attempt to endure 12 hours of continuous riding on the Blue Streak, with only a few short meal breaks.

The goal of the challenge is to raise funds for the maintenance of the Blue Streak, a historic wooden roller coaster. Last year's riders rode 192 times and raised $3,300. This year the Preservation Society hopes to double that amount.

Proceeds from last year's challenge will be used to paint the Blue Streak. Volunteers from the American Coaster Enthusiasts, National Amusement Park Historical Society and Conneaut Lake Park Preservation Society the Blue Streak will spend the last three weekends of April painting the wooden roller coaster.

If you're interested in helping paint the Blue Streak the Preservation Society is looking for more volunteers. Conneaut Lake Park will provide free lodging to all volunteers.

For more information on the Blue Streak Challenge and volunteering visit