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A great day at the Great Escape

A great day at the Great Escape

A wave of PEF members wearing yellow wristbands rolled into The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom theme park in Queensbury on Aug. 10 for the last PEF Membership Benefits Program (MBP) Family Day of the season.

Before the park opened to the public that day it opened to 2,300 PEF members and their families and friends for an exclusive ride hour and when the gates opened, families quickly made for their favorite rides and sections of the park.

Older children and teens may have headed for the Sasquatch, Flashback, and Greezed Lightnin.’ Younger kids urged their family toward Hootie’s Treehouse, Oakley’s Honey Swings, and Frankie’s Mine Train. For the whole family, maybe the Canyon Blaster, Giant Wheel, or the Cannonball Express were the intended destinations.

The weather turned out great, with only a short period of rain driving people toward the covered pavilion around lunchtime. Here, they could grab hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, fruit, drinks, and while they were down there, visit vendors from Stacey Braun Associates, MetLife, Sun Life Financial, Liberty Mutual, Davis Vision, AFLAC, PEF Field Service Organizing, PEF Health & Safety, PEF Retirees, PEF Membership Benefits Program, and the PEF Contract Team.

Everyone PEF MBP Administrator Scott Harms talked to at the Great Escape had good things to say about the day. “We had a ton of positive feedback because the cost is so low and is subsidized so much by us,” he said. “It’s $15 and you get free parking, admission to the park, and a buffet lunch. Just the value and ability to bring the family for such a reduced price, everyone was really appreciative and really loved the event.”

Visit the official PEF Facebook page or the PEF MBP Facebook page to see photos from the event. You might even spot yourself or your family and friends.

Stay tuned — a full story will appear in the next eCommunicator Plus.