b'Wisconsin Dells Jellystone Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary The Yogi Bears Jellystone Park Camp- The Dells Jellystone continually improves, adding year include newly renovated bathroomsResort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.the new amenities and updating current facilities.throughout the park and new decorationsthird oldest Jellystone Park in the United fortheparksBooBooChalets,whichStatescelebrated its 50th anniversary on sleep up to eight people and include fullJune 27 with a laser light show, free cake bathrooms, kitchens and great rooms thatand champagne, a golf cart parade and a are set up in wooded locations overlook-big-screen video with half a century of ing Mirror Lake.memories. We are immersing guests in a full char-We have families here who have been acter experience with daily visits from Boocamping with us for all 50 years, said Brent Boo to their log cabin, Gasser said.Gasser, a second-generation owner and The Gasser family also expanded its newoperator of the park. recycling and composting program and isThe park was established in 1970 by Three generations of my family have now utilizing Yogi Bear, Boo Boo and CindyGassers parents, Davidand Elinore Gasser, owned and operated this campground for Bear to make it kid and family-friendly.as the third Jellystone Park in Leisure Sys- 50 years, said Gasser, who currently runs Each guest is given a blue recyclabletemInc.s franchisenetworkthathas the park with his children, Brennan, Kat- bag and green compost bag upon arrivalgrown to include more than 75 locations rina, Cate, Brent, Natalieand Chris. and directed to the many recycle stationsacross North America. During their 50-year history, the Gasser throughout the park, Gasser said. WeThe Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in the family and their employees have earned hope to reduce landfill waste by 40 per-WisconsinDellshasthedistinctionof morethan100campgroundindustry cent this year. We tested the program inFour generations of the Aversano family being the only Yogi Bear-themed camp- awards and employed more than 1,000 in- 2018 and reduced the amount of garbagehave camped at the Dells Jellystone Park for ground location that has been continu- ternationalexchangestudentsfrom50 by 25% and recycled many products backthe entire 50 years of the parks existence.ously owned and operated by the same countries.into the environment in useful ways. family for five decades. Parkimprovementscompletedlast Jeff Crider WCMMARKETPLACEWOODALLSCM.com August 2020-25'