A day to celebrate

Merry Christmas in July! Mrs. Koch, after all, is Santa’s Daughter. Despite the heat of a summer day, she’s happy to model Santa’s jacket. The white gloves come as no…

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Hugs across the miles

You never know what will come in the mail. Look at what Mrs. Koch received: Here’s a closer look. It’s a hug from her little friend Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s family lives…

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Golden memories

Hosting the Golden Ticket Awards was a blast. It was well over a year ago that we started bugging Amusement Today publisher Gary Slade that we wanted to host the…

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Home for the Holidays

Holidog in Will's office

Remember that coffee commercial, in which the college lad returns home for Christmas vacation early one morning, with only little sister awake to greet him? To prove he’s put the…

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Our answer to the Christmas debate

Pat Koch and Santa's Elves

Have you been following all the fuss? About whether it’s a Christmas tree or a “holiday tree”? Not a terribly new debate, sadly. We had to go back seven years…

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Midnight train in Georgia

Will and Mrs. Koch in train

Okay, so it’s not midnight blue, but close enough. Will, his mom, and three of our directors were in Atlanta last week, attending the annual IAAPA Convention. The folks at…

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Testy times

Pat Koch

It’s back-to-school time. And the kiddos aren’t the only ones taking tests. Will, Mrs. Koch, and our staff of Directors are taking tests this week, too. The online “assessments” are…

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The paper chase

Mrs. Koch and I were chatting outside the front gate yesterday. It’s always easy to find her in the morning, as she likes to greet our Guests as they approach…

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Hospitality Training

It doesn’t just happen, folks. It’s not something in the water. … or in the free, unlimited soft drinks. We have to work on being friendly. It means reporting for…

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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…

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