Babysitting service

In the 1960s and ’70s teens who lived in the village could register with the Chamber of Commerce to provide baby sitting services to GOTL guests.

These services were available so if parents wanted to go out on the town in the evening they would not have take the children along with them to the bars or other night spots.

“As soon as we got old enough to babysit (which was 12 years old at the time), we would sign up at the Chamber of Commerce to babysit for tourists that wanted to go out with the kids at night,” says Janis Salcfas of Lake Elizabeth, Calif. “And every big weekend, like Memorial Day, 4th of July, my father and brother would park cars on our lot (Jolly’s Youngtown Manor) and next door in the lot behind (Zimmerman’s) gas station.”