It began with JoAnne's parents, Warren and Aura Myers who ran a General Store in Dupont, OH. In 1932 they went into the concession business with a popcorn machine as a way to make extra money. They soon added a custard machine and the business grew steadily.

JoAnne and Ray were married in 1948 and went to work for the family business. In 1966 they took over the concession business and purchased their first two rides. They have been adding rides ever since. In keeping with the family tradition, their Son Bill and his Wife Anissa expanded on the family business to consist of 30 amusements rides and over 20 food concessions.  

Ray And JoAnne Prowant were inducted into the Ohio Fair Managers Association Hall of Fame in January, 2006. The Award was presented in recognition of their outstanding dedication and willing service to the Ohio fair industry.

Recently, the 4th generation has entered the picture.  Starting in 2016, Jeff Prowant along with J.R. and Denise Woods have been running Durant Amusements.  Both Jeff and J.R. are 4th generation in this business.  J.R. has owned and operated the games on the midway for over 15 years. The Woods Family has over 75 years of experience serving Ohio Fairs, Festivals, and Special Events. 

Our company provides midway rides for 8 County Fairs, 12 Corporate Picnics, and 15-20 Church and Community Festivals each year. We also provide Food Concessions at 16 County Fairs and 2 State Fairs each year.

With over 50 years of experience providing safe, quality, family entertainment, you can choose our company for your next event with confidence that we will provide you with the very best of service.