Podcast: Homecoming

Leah's graduation cap

After a month-long hiatus, the #podsquad is back. With a dazzling guest star My star power is finally being acknowledged. Just relaxing in the green room and getting a last-minute touch-up from my stylist before I make my long-awaited debut live in the #HoWoPo studio! All right, Mr. Eckert, I’m ready for my close up……

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Play Day announcement

PlayDay - teacher

What is Play Day? It’s a special day when we’re open only for the guests of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center of Evansville. Schoolchildren – like Lance, 15 – look forward to it all year. Lance is from Utica, Kentucky; he’s an 8th grader at Burns Middle School. Play Day is also a day for announcements. That’s…

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25th Annual Play Day

Play Day - Santa

We celebrated another wonderful Play Day today – our 25th! Schoolchildren with disabilities – all the invited guests of Easterseals – happily flocked into the park for their special day. One inquisitive lad asked Santa, “How many days till Christmas?” Without missing a beat, Santa replied, “Why, 229 days, of course!” Yes. Of course. We…

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“It’s about action”

Will's Way Playground with Koch family

It’s not about where you were born. Or what powers you have. Or what you wear on your chest. It’s about what you do … it’s about action. – Superman Yesterday afternoon, the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville raised more than a million dollars during their annual telethon. We have a special tie with the…

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“Have a nice day”

If you’re a wrestling fan, you recognize the above phrase as sort of “belonging” to Mick Foley. You know, the WWE Hall of Famer, aka Mankind, Dude Love and Cactus Jack. But maybe this is something you didn’t know …   One reason why we ?? @RealMickFoley #AutismAcceptance @kulturec pic.twitter.com/Lm7ZaX5hLe — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September…

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Our 24th Play Day

Such a fun day! Lots of fun on Play Day! #24thAnnual @EasterSealsSWIN pic.twitter.com/WWtTR4HqO3 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 11, 2016 As has happened many times in the past 24 years, on Play Day the weather forecast was a bit iffy. Happily, the storms held off until after all the buses had returned their precious cargo…

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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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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

It’s Friday the 13th and we are not open to the public. That’s because 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,…

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