Holiday World’s most “liked” photos from 2013

  It's that time of the year when we look back and remember special moments from the year. Here are the five most "liked" photos from our Facebook page in 2013. #5 is perfect for this time of year. It reminds us to appreciate the "little things" in life:   Post by Holiday World &…

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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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Wildebeest’s #1 fan

Our water park director, Lori, just sent me this: This is a photo of Caleb, he lives just down the road from here. His teacher at Nancy Hanks Elementary told me this winter that Caleb talks about the Wildebeest constantly and he is on-line watching it whenever he gets a chance. I told her that…

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Play the day away

Another Play Day has come and gone. The weather wasn't the best, but no one seemed to care. Laughter filled the air. I especially enjoyed watching one young fellow riding HallowSwings. He was having the time of his life. I got dizzy just watching and had to turn away. But I'll never forget the complete…

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Play Day memories

I’ve been meaning to write an email to all of you nice people at Holiday World to say thanks for the great time we had at Play Day this year. I am the father of two boys who both have autism (older son is very autistic, the younger has a lesser case) and once again…

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A humbling evening

If you’re a faithful reader, you already know what a close relationship we have with the children, staff, and other supporters of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. Their smiles and laughter are more than enough thanks. The letters and coloring pages they send are a sweet bonus. And last night, they humbled us at the…

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Friday the 13th brings good luck

Today, May 13, we are not open to the public. We are hosting our 13th annual Play Day for 2,200 children with disabilities. It’s a wonderful event and you’ll never see happier children. Here’s Mrs. Koch visiting with a young friend: Our thanks to all the wonderful children, their parents, teachers and caregivers. They start…

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