• April 1, 2009
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Darren R. Besoyan

Darren Besoyan, event producer under the “Welcome ACE NorCal Marque” with his full box of eighty-one registration envelopes. Photo: Bill Theobald

The ACE NorCal Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Behind-the-Scenes Tour II was a huge success. Eighty-one members and guests attended. Many were local, some came up from SoCal, still others came from as far away Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Argentina! Watch for the full story in the next issue of ACE News.

Bill Theobald, NorCal ACE member from Berkeley has posted his pictures from the event. To see them, please visit: Bill Theobald’s SCBB Tour Event photo album. Has anyone else posted their photos? Send the link our way, and we’ll gladly share it with ACE NorCal, OK?

Many who attended the event wrote to say thanks and to tell us how much fun they had. Here’s what some of you had to say:

Ah! It is so nice to think back to our wonderful weekend at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Thanks for sharing my photos with ACE NorCal. Enjoy!

-Bill Theobald, Berkeley, CA

Thanks again for putting on a great event, Darren.

-Steven Wilson, ACE NorCal Regional Representative
San Jose, CA

Thank you once again for letting my niece and nephew come along with me. It was a great weekend for all of us. It was great to do something so fun on their last weekend before heading back home. This was the first time for both of them at the Boardwalk, so it was also obviously their first time on the Giant Dipper also. They loved it! They are now safe and sound back in Argentina. The mileage on the name tags was priceless. They really appreciated the extra effort. I gave Colleen and Tom their name tags when we got back and they thought it was hilarious. Looking forward to 2014.

-Derek Willhite, Santa Rosa, CA

Everyone here really had fun working with your event. We love our park, and always enjoy sharing it with an appreciative audience! Are you sure you want to wait until 2014 to do it again?

-Brigid Fuller, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Thanks again so much for your hospitality and the great time in NorCal. I’ll keep my eyes open for another one of your events. Your group was so very helpful. Please pass along my thanks to everyone!

-John Sly, Coatesville, PA

As anyone knows who has talked with me about my love for amusement parks and attractions, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is my favorite amusement park in the world, and contains my favorite roller coaster, the Giant Dipper. So to say this event was, for me, a highlight of my life, is an understatement! I am very grateful for both this event and the one 5 years ago–thanks for helping me experience things I’d never normally be able to when I visit the Boardwalk.

Thank you and everyone involved for all the hard work that went into it, and, if the event is possible in 2014 I offer my help in organizing and executing the event!

Again, thank you all, I had a terrific time!

Gerry Watt, Assistant Regional Representative, ACE NorCal
Sacramento, CA

Hey Darren,

Just wanted to say thanks to you and the folks at ACE and SCBB for putting together a great event over the weekend. The social and mini-golf tourney were great touches too. It was great to meet you, and I really look forward to the next event!

-Greg Sarkisian, Tillson, NY

Wow, thanks for all the great e-mails everyone! I really appreciate it. Producing the event was my esteem and great pleasure. Thanks much to the entire staff at the Santa Cruz Seaside Company, for without their cooperation & enthusiasm, this event would not have been possible.


Darren R. Besoyan, ACE NorCal Assistant Regional Representative
Sacramento, CA