Zenerosity

So who won that HoliAuction we held to help tornado victims in Oklahoma? Meet Keith. After quite the bidding war in our HoliAuction, Keith triumphed, winning a prize pack overflowing with Holiday World memorabilia. All proceeds (plus some generous donations from our staff, matched by the park) went to support the American Red Cross's tornado…

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Helping Oklahoma

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…

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The shirts say it all

When the parade of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walkers comes through our front gate each year, it's an emotional time. There are lots of excited smiles and delighted laughter. And team shirts all the colors of the rainbow with messages to make you think: … and smile: … and even shed a quiet tear….

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Play Day 2013

As our Dispatch called "park is clear" on our two-way radios this afternoon, the first clap of thunder boomed. Perfect timing. All the darling children we saw today were returning to school safe in their buses and dry as a bone. Well, almost all … Maddy, from Boonville, and some friends took advantage of the…

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Closer to a Cure

In the four years we've hosted the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, we've seen a lot of walkers. About 1,430 today. Raised about $275,000 today. Thanks to all who helped make this possible.

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Walk this way

I'm not going to write much in this post, as this slide show says it all. (It also makes me cry.) Holiday World & Splashin' Safari will host the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes again this year. Last year, our Walk raised $225,000. On May 17, Logan, his family and friends will be here to…

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The coaster is 1.2 miles – and so is the Walk

The Walk to Cure Diabetes, that is. We're hosting this walk next Saturday, May 20. Mrs. Koch spoke at the news conference when the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation announced the details. As she told the media, "They can send a man to the moon and back. Why can't we all pull together to fund research…

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