Mon., July 31, 2017 at 6:30pm


Mon., July 31, 2017 at 12:00am

Event Venue

Salem Public Library

821 E. State St.

Salem, OH



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Youngstown author and historian Richard S. Scarsella will share the history of the founding of iconic Idora Park in 1899 through the final season of 1984. Featured topics will include the grand ballroom, the wooden roller coasters, the water ride, kiddie-land, the picnic gardens, the minor- league ball field, Idora French Fries and more during his presentation at Salem Public Library on July 31, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 pm. Join Mr. Scarsella in the Quaker Room for an evening of reminiscing about fun times at this popular amusement park.

This program is open to the public and free of cost to attend. Registration is required and may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us, by calling 330-332-0042 for registration assistance, or by stopping in at the library located at 821 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

Mr. Scarsella is a Youngstown, Ohio native, and resides in Boardman, Ohio. He has travelled extensively in western and eastern Europe.
Currently he is the Choffin Career and Technical Center Vocational Supervisor, Youngstown City Schools. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College, with a Bachelor of Arts in History/Secondary Education. He has also earned a Youngstown State University Master of Science in Education Administration and a Master of Science in Special Education. Continuing his education at Kent State University he earned a Transition to Work Endorsement. He has also studied at Ashland University.

Don’t miss this opportunity to bring back happy memories of this once popular attraction that was Idora Park.