Holiday World donates over $74,000 to local CASA chapters

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SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (WEHT) – Holiday World kicked off Happy Halloween Weekends in a way that would make even a goblin grin.

And after having technical difficulties, amusement park officials limited operations with a $10 admission price that would be donated to a local charity.

Holiday World is donating over $74,000 to local CASA chapters in Dubois, Perry and Spencer Counties. That money was generated last weekend, with the $10 admission fees.

CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate, works to mobilize, train and empower volunteers who work with abused or neglected children in the court system.

Holiday World’s Director of Communications, Leah Koch, says the technical difficulties gave them an opportunity to do something good.

“When we realized we were having technical difficulties that would keep us from operating as normal, we decided instead of shutting down the park that it would be an opportunity to do something good.”

Dubois County CASA Executive Director, Deena Hubler, said, “This donation will bless kids for years to come”.

Normal pricing and full operations will resume at Holiday World on Sept. 28th and continue through Oct. 27th.

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(This story was originally published on September 25, 2019)

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