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About PSSA

History

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.

Code of Ethics

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.

2018 Officers & Directors

STATE PRESIDENT: LEON CARACHILO
570-840-6477LO
STATE TREASURER: DONNA KRAMER
610-678-1049
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY:  BEV GRUBER
610-767-5026
LEGISLATIVE CONSULTANT:  ANDY GOODMAN
Milliron Associates
717-575-6863

Eastern Chapter 2017
Western Chapter 2017
CHAIRMAN:
JEFF GOOD
610-704-6171
VICE CHAIRMAN: 
JIM HOUGHTON, JR.
610-496-2507
SECRETARY: 
KAREN MICHAEL SHEA
610-760-2963
TREASURER: 
DONNA KRAMER
610-678-7231

DIRECTORS:
AARON BROTZMAN
JEFF GOOD
JUDD GOOD
JASON HOUGHTON
KEITH INNERS
LARRY JOHNSON

CHAIRMAN:
ALAN BARTLEBAUGH
814-349-5519
VICE CHAIRMAN:
JENNIFER BARTLEBAUGH
814-349-5519
SECRETARY:
KAYLA BARTLEBAUGH
814-6672316
TREASURER:
JIMMY SNYDER
814-360-4123

DIRECTORS:
JASON BARTLEBAUGH
JERRY BARTLEBAUGH
LISA BARTLEBAUGH
SHELIA BARTELBAUGH
LLOYD SERFASS
JERRY SNYDER

Remember, these officers & directors need to have your input. Call them and let them know what is on your mind.

2018 Committees

LEGISLATIVE: Allen Bartlebaugh*, Dale Ott*, Dick Horstman, David Pfeffer, Randy Carper, Irv Good
GRIEVANCE:  Wanda Johnston*, Mary Ott*
SCHOLARSHIP: Patty Swank*,Donna Kramer*, Wanda Johnston, Mary O’Jevich,Angie Serfess, Karen Shea, James Snyder, Ursula Watts, Dorthy Dunlap, Irv Good
SAFETY SEMINAR: Jerry Bartlebaugh*, Jeffrey Good*, Lisa Bartlebaugh, Irv Good, Jimmy Houghton Jr.,Lloyd Serfass
GAMES:  Dale Ott*, Jason Bartlebaugh*
WAYS & MEANS: Larry Johnson*, Jen Bartlebaugh*, Leon Carachillo, Randy Carper, Judd Good, Pat Horstman, Mary Ott, Lloyd Serfass
FOOD: Donna Kramer*, James Snyder*, Wanda Johnston, Mary Ott, Dan Royer Jr, Brenda Shimmel
BY-LAWS: Donna Kramer*,Jerry Snyder*
OABA: Lary Johnson, Steve Swika III
FARM SHOW: Ron Kramer*, Jerry Bartlebaugh*, Dave Pfeffer*, Randy Carper, Jim Huey, Donna Kramer, Ben Pfeffer, Jerry Snyder
DIRECTORY: Kayla Bartlebaugh*, Christine Houghton*
CONVENTION:  Bev Gruber*, Sheila Bartlebaugh*, Lisa Bartlebaugh, Mary Ott, Suellen Pfeffer, Paula Swika
MEMBERSHIP: Jeffery Weiner*, Pat Horstman*, Joe Shea, Kayla Bartlebaugh
CHINESE AUCTION: Jennifer Bartlebaugh*, Melanie Serfass*, Angie Serfass, Cheryl Swika-Post, Diane Welsh
HOSPITALITY:  Barb Kenney*, Ron Kramer*, Jason Bartlebaugh, Shelia Bartlebaugh, Jim Huey, Ben Pfeffer, Paula Swika
WEBSITE:  Jeff Good*, James Snyder*
FARM CITY DAY:  Allen Bartlebaugh*, Dale Ott*, Jerry Bartlebaugh, Jerry Snyder, Aaron Brotzman, Lary Johnson

*DENOTES CHAIRMAN

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