Did anyone else just stop and cry the other night when the news came on about the devastation in Oklahoma?
The thought of so many children and other family members lost in that tornado is just heartbreaking.
We've put together an online HoliAuction to help raise funds for the American Red Cross's relief efforts.
We started with the practical stuff: eight one-day admission tickets, a private cabana for a day, lunch served in your cabana and supper (plus a tour) in Plymouth Rock Cafe.
And then there are some one-of-a-kind items:
This is an example of customized Coaster Art. You can choose the coaster photo and we'll transfer it onto a piece of Raven track wood. We add a decoupage-esque finish and you'll have your own piece of Coaster Art.
We'll give you the first ride of the day on Mammoth (or the ride of your choice) and we'll take your family's photo on that ride (we'll even post it on our Facebook page if you'd like).
There's a retired hard hat signed by all of our Coaster Cats. And three flags from The Voyage plus the park-logoed flags from the front gate.
Oh, and coaster patches:
Let's see, we tossed in a Holiday World trunk organizer, a 60th anniversary park throw, and two Mammoth beach towels.
And a sweet Holidog Christmas ornament.
The HoliAuction will end on Tuesday, May 28, at 12noon CDT. Here's where to see the full list of items, read the rules and regulations, and bid on all the goodies.
Thanks to all the good people who are helping in the various relief efforts. Our employees are pitching in what they can, too, which will be matched by the park.
And we're all hugging our children a little more tightly tonight.