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Teresa Durow a.k.a. Terry

Location: West
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hey, y'all- it all began in seaside heights new jersey on funtown pier where i met my x husband michael jack park aka hippie who was working for danny hall at the time running the brakes on a jet model coaster- at the end of summer we hit the road and hooked up with Dixie (RIP) and did a couple few spots in ontario and then a couple few in the states- we parted ways with Dixie in the carolinas somewhere and hit the road again hitch-hiking south to jacksonville then west on i-10 to phoenix to join conklin shows where hippie got hired to run his one and only true love, doh!, the enterprise- i worked in the haunted house with bobby (RIP) and we all stayed in this great hotel with a pool and partied our asses off which is something we all were in the habit of doing on that unit(aside from working ...) i think it would be fair to say that frank spoilt us rotten in a lot of ways- we were a pretty tight unit, all personality conflicts as ide- hippie and i got married (why?!*#@) on the midway on the big wheel in little rock arkansas and everyone threw pot seeds instead of rice- but perhaps most of y'all would remember the wet t-shirt contest a whole lot better? how it came down to jamie and kim until kim took off her shirt? remember neil's skateboard getting run over by the fire truck? how it poured in san antonio and flooded the streets? the southern comfort unit was a group of such awsome people: ed dillon (RIP), brian james (RIP) and jamie, michael saint, igor, lurch, bobby, jon, celina, pete, russell, kid, ellen, carmie, chuck, neil, linda, ronnie, chuck g the office dude, that guy from hazlet nj, sam from the motordrome and the other riders, dano and his brother, dirt, burt, dewayne, bonnie, charlie and wade walker!, darnell, sherry, crazy vicky, john the shop guy and his woman from corpus cristi, the danny guy and his french girlfriend, frenchy john, and so many more- we winter quartered in west palm beach and in fort lauderdale were i worked along side michael saint and burnt my bum by accidently sitting in laquer thinner ... we traveled all over the US, Canada and Puerto Rico pretty much getting paid to have the time of our lives- thank-you, frank- and if anyone bumps into hippie from time to time, you can tell him that he is a grandfather-

Joe Bob Edgerton

Location: West
Worked from 1982 until 1992.
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To whom ever Reads this I came From a small show out in washington state & when I came to work for the Clown I knew I made the Big time because Conklin Shows was the Biggest & the BEST in all of North America & To this Day I Still have fond Memories of my Life on the Show & Everybody out there Especially the other half of the Hippie & Joe Show who I still Talk to at least once or twice a week & now he's out on the Road with James Drew Shows!! Hell I even Remember the "Minutes Jump" from Edmonton to Regina ( Back when it was literaly minutes ) & when just about every Ride made opening That Monday at Noon & Going to Grizzes Birthday Party in Edmonton !! Man those were Great times !!!!! & There were some pretty crazy times Like "BLACK MONDAYS" On the Last Day of the C.N.E.!! I'll always Remember the good times & the Bad & the Bad times & I'll always wonder whats happening with all my BROTHERS & SISTERS from Conklin Shows ? Because when I left Conklin I left the Show business !!!!!! Because at Conklin Shows we were SHOWMAN & All shows we were just CARNYS !!! Thanks Frank for takin a chance on a long Haired Kid from the "Left Coast" I'LL NEVER FORGET CONKLIN SHOWS!!

Glenn Eisinger

Location: West
Worked from 1994.
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well my dad (slice as you all know him)my uncles (billy, dave, slice, eisinger) mom (colette), grandma (florence robson) , and many many more people that i know and miss all worked here. i found myself a job with Dave potopas woot

Haven Elliott

Location: West
Worked from 1980 until 1980.
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I spent the summer of 1980 with the Western tour from Winnipeg Red River days, through the Calgary Stampede, Edmonton Klondike Days and then Regina's Buffalo days. After returning to Ontario with the crew I returned to Dunnville and prepared for my last year of high school. On the evening of my 18th birthday and no promise of getting a job I flew, with Wardair to Winnipeg, I caught the show during the setup at Winnipeg Stadium, sleepin under the grandstand for a couple of nights, before getting hired. I had my very first legal beer on the flight form Toronto. Neil Croft was one of my best friends, who travelled with the show from Brantford. His older sister worked as an accountant with the show.After I got hired, I worked under Gordie Banks, who got ime nto one of the bunk trailers. I slept in the front room couch about a week until a bunk opened up.The things I will always remember, are seeing Loverboy at Stampede's midnight madness and the 36 hour turnaround between the Stampede close and Edmonton opening. The other thing was being of age in Manitoba and Alberta,. Even though there was a beer strike in AB, we drank anything out of the US, None of which I can remember. I look forward to hearing form anyone who knows where Neil is these days.Thanks forthe memories.Haven

Sarah Eubanks

Location: Canada / USA
Worked for 1 year.
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It all started when I fell in love with a carnie that came to town. Before I knew it, I had left to go to Columbia, SC to work with him but then he had to go do a show in Puerto Rico and I had to go to school in Miami. We stayed in touch, 2 years later we reconnected at the Stampede.

james evans

Circuit: Canada's Conklin Shows
Location: patriot unit / big shows canada
Worked from 1992 until 1997 for 5 years.
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My years at Conklin shows was an unforgettable experiences .new friends .different experiences .great fun and challenges . working the bumper cars ,on the patriot unit to the skydiver on the big show .it was like a big traveling party .meeting people from allover the country ,and Canada .traveling through Canada was awesome .nearly 4000 miles in 3 months .we did shows in Winnipeg .Calgary ,Toronto .red deer . Regina .Edmonton . each show nearly 18 days of fun and work . Conklin.s is one of best shows in all of north america and Canada .

Louie Faunce

Location: West
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I can honestly say, we blew em away, every where we went. enterprise, pirate, super loop, coaster.mostly worked for independant at the pne but what fun. Hippie,Warpo, Harpo, Chopa, Cowboy. call me 425-941-7332 please whats up?

Charlie Fitt

Location: West
Worked from 2004 until 2005.
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I spent two summers on the road, working games for LL Enterprises. We played a couple small towns before hooking up with Conklin in Brandon Manatoba for the big shows. First year I worked and managed a One-Ball, thanks to the recomendation of a friend that I was honest. It was a long and crazy summer, finishing with the PNE and a brief stint in a bank-a-ball joint. The next year I managed to wrangle a slot as a microphone jockey in LL's Wak-A-Mole. I also drove truck for the jumps. Another whirlwind summer, this one not quite so intimidating since I had some idea what I was doing. I'm glad I did it, and I may go out for another summer in the future.

Nellis Foesier

Location: West
Worked for 16 years.
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I started as the ticket office computer operator on the WRS (Western Road Show) in 1987. I also travelled in 1988 on the WRS. In 1989, I was the assistant office manager on the Northern lights unit. We were also known as the 'lost' unit for a time. I took over the office on the Northern Lights unit from 1990-1991. In 1992 I worked for Larry Shay in the games. This was the smallest show I have ever worked on, it was a lot of fun.From 1993 - 1998 I was the office manager on the Trillium unit for World's Finest Shows. It was a lot of hard work but the people were good. Some of the best were Steve Choate, Barry Jamieson, Bill Napper, and when mentioning World's Finest Shows who can forget - Art Kitely.(Always good for a laugh - really good guy) & Johnny "The Greek". I also did some ride work with the show at the spring flings at skydome. I also helped lay out the lots.I took a little break from Conklin after this, however I was back in action in 2001 to 2004 with CSI as the e-ticket office manager. We put together one hell of a traveling computer network & made it work (Usually). This was a lot of fun & very challenging at times!!There were one hell of a pile of good people on that show - you know who you are!!All in all I had a great education in the school of life & would not trade it for anything!!

Kimberly Formiglia

Location: West
Worked for 3 years.
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Experience a huge experience! thats what working for conklin shows has done for me. i worked with billy lauther on conklins tour. at first i was a little skeptical about leaving my home and friends behind me....but i'm glad i did. i met a new family. conklin entertainment. i traveled for three years with the show. and had a blast. the best is when conklin does the big E in connetticut, and all of the spots in canada.(calgary.regina,winnipeg) just to name a few. i used to love running the kiddie rides and especially conkos circus. i was the one waving them on in and listening to all the enjoyment.can't forget the "snow ball express". it's been almost ten years now since i worked for conklin shows and i miss all of you. wish i could turn back time and do it all over again. best of luck to you frank conklin and all your fellow associates.

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