A group of about 20 including the reporters attended and Mr. Fowler had a brainstorming session on what we could actually do and couldn't do. All Ideas were taken down in writing, Deemed worth or not worthy and in some cases combined. As others were put on the shelf as last resorts.
This campaign is to positively get the word out about the park, How it can succeed very easily in the hands of the right managment or ownership.
The campaign is not to be against Mr. Couch but support him in seeking potential buyers or management.
It was pretty much deemed that we cannot force anything upon the owner and we currently do not know what his plans (If any) are.,
There is a potential buyer and the plans have been seen but thats as far as we can say now other than a potential backer for the buyer was at the meeting. This person worked in management at the park before and KNOWS that with Picnic buissnes this park can thrive..
Ideas ranged from anything and everything. We even disscused a pledge drive to see how many buisnesses, Churches and groups would be interested in having days and/or picnics at the park and passing that information to Mr. Couch directly as it was deemed making any of that information public would open a can of worms.
It was also determined that there is no factual evidence to the RUMORED auction of the rides however that is indeed possible.
I made the statement that once a auction is announced there is no hope left. If a auction co. is hired the assets are property of the auction co. and the only way for things to stay would be for the original owner to buy them back. I mentioned this because it is better to do something now instead of waiting for bad news.
One thing we also learned, Screeching Eagle short of left standing to rot is in no danger, there are several interested buyers for the ride.
We are planning to meet again in two weeks and apologize to anyone who showed up at the original location that was posted in a couple papers and later changed uncorrected.
Holiday World would be my first choice. :)
Thanks to Eric Robbinette and other reporters for attending.
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