Nine employees at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari were recently honored for their many years of service with the world’s first theme park.

“Each year, we present Service Awards to employees who have been with our park family for multiples of five years,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari president Matt Eckert. “This year’s honorees represent 85 years of service. It’s this core of longtime staff members that helps to make the transition smooth each spring as our employee numbers swell from 80 to more than 2,000—we’re very fortunate to have them on our team.”

Holiday World's 2013 Service Awards

Left-right: Back row: Steven Weedman, Dale Skinner, Andy Buehler, Tony Perkins, Adam Kuntz; Front row: Sean Strahl, Bethany Bailey, Tim Suiter; Not pictured: Tom Berg

The Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Service Award recipients are:

Tom Berg, Carpenter Shop Manager, 35 years; Chrisney, Ind.

Bethany Bailey, Sales Manager, 10 years; Winslow, Ind.

Sean Strahl, Roller Coaster Maintenance Manager, 10 years, Boonville, Ind.

Steven Weedman, IT Technician, 5 years, Tell City, Ind.

Andy Buehler, Marketing Coordinator, 5 years, Huntingburg, Ind.

Adam Kuntz, Carpenter, 5 years, Ferdinand, Ind.

Tony Perkins, Director of Maintenance, 5 years, Lamar, Ind.

Dale Skinner, Maintenance Technician, 5 years, Dale, Ind.

Tim Suiter, Waterpark Maintenance Technician, 5 years, Lamar, Ind.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari will open in May for the 2014 season, with the premiere of the Mayflower swinging ship ride. For more information about the parks and seasonal job opportunities, visit or call 1-877-463-2645

Released: 23 December, 2013
Media contact: Paula Werne,; 812-937-5209