Laconia -- Everyone is invited to a ribbon cutting to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Funspot Family Entertrainment Center in Weirs Beach on Wednesday, June 27, at 10am. The event will take place rain or shine.
Bob Lawton, who started the now world famous arcade in 1952 with his brother, John, as the Weirs Sports Center (a small arcade with an indoor mini-golf above Talson's Arcade on Lakeside Avenue in Weirs Beach), will be cutting the ribbon. Lawton is still the owner and general manager of what is now, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest arcade in the world.
John Lawton passed away in 2003, but Bob, 81, still shows up for work every morning at 8am, 7 days a week. "I just love what I do," says Lawton.
Bob and the Lawton family are welcoming everyone to the celebration. The first 200 guests who attend the ribbon cutting will receive a $10 token card so that, after the ceremony, they can enjoy all the fun the largest arcade in the world has to offer!