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Lake George Celebrates Charles R. Wood Day 65th Anniversary of Gaslight Village  

Lake George, NY – The community of Lake George is proud to announce a special celebration honoring Charles R. Wood, the visionary known as the father of the American theme park, on July 12, 2024. This event marks the 65th anniversary of the iconic Gaslight Village, a cherished  part of Lake George’s history.  

The community celebration will be held at Charles R. Wood Park / Festival Commons, at 11 a.m.  The celebration will feature the unveiling of a special plaque bearing Mr. Wood’s likeness,  commemorating his contributions to the theme park industry and his lasting impact on the Lake  George region. Each attendee will receive a commemorative magnet featuring the Gaslight  Village logo as a keepsake.  

Special guests at the event include current Mayor Ray Perry, Bobbie Wages and Charlene Wood,  daughters of Charles Wood along with other devoted fans of Gaslight Village.  

Join us in celebrating the legacy of Charles R. Wood and the magic of Gaslight Village. 

Event Details: 

– Date: July 12, 2024  

– Location: Charles R. Wood Park / Festival Commons, Lake George, NY 

– Time: 11 a.m.  

– Special Unveiling: Plaque with Charles R. Wood’s facial likeness  

– Commemorative Gift: Gaslight Village logo magnet  

– General Public is invited to share stories and photos of Gaslight Village: https://form.jotform.com/241795186281162

For more information, please contact the Village of Lake George, 518-668-5771 or the Lake  George Regional Chamber of Commerce, 518-668-5755.  

About Lake George:

Lake George is a beloved tourist destination known for its stunning natural  beauty and rich history. The community continues to celebrate and honor the contributions of  individuals who have shaped its legacy.