Podcast #007: May Flowers

It’s podcast time again! Here are a few teasers … A tasty surprise. A promo code. A plant with a Halloween theme: Ride names from our Santa Claus Land days: And a binge-watching, Legend-riding, oboe-playing, new-shirt-wearing Leah! We hope you enjoy our newest episode: By the way, when we reference 66 Days at Sea, this…

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Christmas is in bloom!

Such a pretty sight! Lovely flowers are popping up this week all over our Christmas section. We open in just nine days! Christmas is blooming! #FlowerPower pic.twitter.com/pXqiZ3xIue — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 24, 2014

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“She planted far more than flowers…”

She was independent and hard-working. She was smart and she was funny. And she lived to be 100. But sadly, our beloved "flower lady," Frieda Foertsch, passed away yesterday. From 1954 until 2009, Frieda graced us with her formidable presence. Whether working the front gate, helping in the kitchen, sewing a new red suit for…

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“I’ll be a lady of leisure”

Frieda Foertsch

Today, our staff bid a fond farewell to this sweet face: After many, many years of helping to make Santa Claus Land and then Holiday World & Splashin‘ Safari an especially lovely place, she’s decided to become “a lady of leisure.” Over the years, she’s appeared as a calendar girl, won a state-wide honor, been…

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Ninety-five candles

Frieda Foertsch

Those pretty flowers throughout Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari? We have Frieda to thank. And today’s her birthday. She’s 95. Frieda has worked in just about every department over the years. Front gate, food services, the Betsy Ross Doll Museum. Since she “retired,” she’s been in charge of our greenhouse. Our “plant manager,” if you…

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A virtual bouquet

flowers

It’s not just our friends from Atlanta bringing a bouquet of flowers. Looks what newlyweds DJ and Rebecca sent: These are photos of flowers from around the park in 2004. Back when their love, too, was just budding. Bloomin’ romantic, don’t you think? ___ Would you like to receive HoliBlog notices – along with news…

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Petal pushers

How nice is this? Petal pushers! Heading out to the Front Gate to meet with yet another travel writer last Friday morning, I saw two nice-looking fellows standing by the Group Sales building, holding a bouquet of flowers. How sweet. Maybe someone’s getting engaged. Or meeting up with old friends. Well, I was half right….

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