In 1953, a group of Showmen in the western part of the State met with the intention of working together to keep the Outdoor Amusement Industry alive and strong through their combined efforts. They were known as the Golden Triangle Showmen' Association. Twelve years later, across the State, another group of Showmen with the same goals got together and formed the Lehigh Valley Showmen's Association. These two groups merged together in 1967 under the name of the Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association agreeing to work for the betterment of all Showmen and the Outdoor Amusement Industry.
Many of these men are still with us still working for those same goals envisioned all those years ago They have been joined by generations of Showmen and have become stronger and stronger until now they are respected throughout the Industry and across the county for their accomplishments.
The P.S.S.A. has grown because its members have learned to put their individual goals aside for the common goals of the Industry. This unity has given them the strength and foresight necessary to continue their work into the next century.
May we always remember our goals and work to the best of our human ability to keep the Outdoor Amusement Industry the best of America's Family Entertainment.
I. TO SERVE the welfare of the community, state and nation by conducting my business with the public on the highest level of integrity; by treating my patrons as my guests; and by issuing no false nor misleading statements to the public.
II. TO PRESENT clean, wholesome rides, shows and concessions that best serve the public by entertaining and enriching; that maintain good will, secure friend- ship and sponsor loyalty for the carnival industry; that seek to promote the objectives of the outdoor amusement industry; and that contribute to public education.
III. TO WRITE no contract except on a basis that permits a reasonable profit for all concerned; and to strive to fulfill the provisions of all legal contracts executed by me.
IV. TO MAINTAIN fair dealings with business representatives, business associates and employees; to refrain from disseminating false or malicious information and to accept my responsibility for cooperating in every reasonable and proper way with all Pennsylvania State Showmen members.
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