Lucy the Elephant, our region’s National Historic Landmark, welcomed Dr. James P. McGinn’s 4th grade class on Thursday, May19th at 9AM. As Dr. McGinn explained, Lucy is one of the places he is bringing his students as they tour historic sites on Absecon Island.
As a gesture of goodwill, the Board of the Save Lucy Committee has decided to offer complimentary admission to Dr. McGinn and his students. “Atlantic City has been the economic engine that has fed all of us for many many years. The City is hurting right now and this is our way of supporting Mayor Don Guardian and his efforts”, said Richard Helfant, CEO of Lucy. “Mayor Guardian has been an ardent fan of Lucy for years. Hopefully our small gesture will encourage other area attractions to follow suit”. Mayor Guardian hopes to join the kids as they explore the wonders of Lucy should his schedule allow.
At its recent Board meeting, the Trustees also decided to extend their invitation to all Atlantic City municipal employees and their immediate families. “We want to make sure that any Atlantic City municipal employee who wants to bring their family to visit Lucy will still be able to”, said Board President, Robert McGuigan. “Receiving only one paycheck a month, these folks may have had to put their visit to Lucy on hold…now they won’t have to”.
The invitation is extended to all Atlantic City municipal employees, including employees of the Atlantic City school district; and their immediate families. Employees will be required to present a valid Atlantic City municipal employee ID. The invitation will remain in effect through Labor Day.
Lucy is open Monday through Friday; 11am to 4pm and weekends from 10am to 5pm.
Check out Lucy’s website at www.lucytheelephant.org.