Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Sun Fun Swim Club Ad – June 9, 1960
I already posted the grand opening ad for Club Carousel out in Sheffield Lake here. Well above is the ad for the one that was out in Vermilion: the Sun-Fun Swim Club. The ad ran in the Lorain Journal on June 9, 1960 and promoted a July 23 opening date.
The $100,000 facility was built by Kenneth R. Evenson, who was also the developer of the South Shore Shopping Center. The private pool and cabana was located off E. River Road, adjacent to the shopping center, and overlooked the lagoons of the Vermilion River.
Membership was limited to 300 families on a first come, first served basis.
The Sun-Fun Swim Club eventually was purchased by the Vermilion branch of the YMCA in early January 1968. Today the Vermilion Family YMCA is located on Aldrich Road.
Does anyone know if the former Sun-Fun Swim Club building is still there? The pool and cabana seem to have disappeared without a trace.
If you know, please leave a comment!