Niagara Falls resident Rose Ann Hirsch will speak at the Tuesday, Sept. 24, membership dinner meeting of the Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Pane's Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. Dinner is $19.
One does not have to be a member to attend. Gentlemen are invited to all meetings, as well.
For information on membership or to make reservations for the meeting, contact Phyllis Phillips at 716-692-4290.
Hirsch was born and raised in Western New York. She was a frequent visitor to Crystal Beach Park until it closed in 1989. She also visited many other amusement parks that operated throughout the region. She has been a member of two roller coaster clubs and has ridden more than 200 coasters throughout North America. She also spent many years volunteering at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum.
Hirsch has been writing since her youth and graduated with an Associates degree in creative writing from the Children's Institute of Literature in Connecticut. She has since authored numerous articles and three books on amusement parks, including her latest book, "Western New York Amusement Parks," which includes a chapter on Crystal Beach. She also writes for many Internet websites in both the fiction and non-fiction genres. She is employed as a charter bus coordinator at Bedore Tours in the Town of Wheatfield.