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Fun Time USA Pictures requested for memory wall

Negrotto's Gallery requests pictures from Fun Time USA Negrotto's Gallery requests pictures from Fun Time USA
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Who remembers Fun Time USA? The small amusement park was a hotspot for family fun on Highway 90 in Gulfport for years before Hurricane Katrina washed it away in 2005. Now a Biloxi art gallery is bringing back a bit of nostalgia, to drum up support for efforts to bring the park back.

Negrotto's Gallery wants to borrow your pictures taken at Fun Time USA. So it's time to pull out all of those memories of birthday parties, weekend putt-putt outings, and go cart marathons and bring them to the gallery.  Store owners are using the pictures to create a memory wall to be featured during a reception on Thursday, February 26th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Any pictures submitted will be returned. 

Rafe O'Neal used to work at Fun Time USA, and his uncle even owned it at one point. It was about a year ago when O'Neal told WLOX News he was trying to restore the signature carousel, the merry go round that was featured at the amusement park.  At that time, he also told us it was his long term vision to one day bring Fun Time USA back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He will be part of the upcoming reception at Negrotto's Gallery to address efforts to rebuild the park.

If you have pictures you'd like to submit to the memory wall at Negrotto's Gallery, just take them to 2645 Executive Place in Biloxi, off Eisenhower Drive.  You can also e-mail pictures to FunTimeMGR@gmail.com or call Negrotto's Gallery at (228) 388-8822.

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