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St. Denis Fun Fair: I dare you to say this Havertown tradition, now 50, will ever die. | Maria Panaritis

May 4, 2018

By Staff

Vince Gorski was like a guy on a mountaintop as he stood on asphalt at the St. Denis Fun Fair and watched children squeal from a tiny purple roller coaster. The 80-year-old chatterbox has an ageless energy — his hair is barely grey, his face a dead ringer for 65 — and he’s convinced there’s magic in the small Havertown church carnival celebrating its 50th birthday this year.

“You can’t see it,” Vince said, the roaring coaster whipping and dipping kids barely old enough for kindergarten. “You can’t touch it. But it’s there.”

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