Leisure Systems Inc., franchisor for the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park camp-resorts, handed out many awards during its annual Symposium Nov. 3-6 in Covington, Ky.
Facility of the Year, Quarryville, Pa.
Operator of the Year, Large Park, Bridget Bender, Caledonia, Wis.
Operator of the Year, Small Park, Mike and Gina Lenhard, North Hudson, N.Y., and Dave and Marta Landry, Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Jim Webb Spirit Award, Scott and Sue Compton, North Java, N.Y.
Entrepreneur of the Year, Waller, Texas, and Marion, N.C.
Maple Leaf Award, Frank and Steffi Davies, Kingston, Nova Scotia
Carroll Award (inspection leader), Tabor City, N.C.
The top award, Camp-Resort of the Year, went to Tabor City. N.C., operated by the Coleman Family.
Other major award winners were:
Meanwhile, LSI recognized several others with special recognition. They were:
Most Improved Inspection, Kingston, Nova Scotia
Facility Theming, Gatlinburg, Tenn., and North Hudson, N.Y.
Store Design, Eureka, Mo.
Confort Station, Lake Charles, La., and Frankenmuth, Mich.
Recreational Programming, Tunkhannock, Pa., Hagerstown, Md., and Millbrook, Ill.
Rookie of the Year, Wagenhoffer Family, Emporia, Va.
Landscaping, Fremont, Ind.,Woodbridge, N.Y., and Garidner, N.Y.
Website Design, Quarryville, Pa.
Brochure Design, Natural Bridge, Va.
Recreation Honorable Mention, Sioux Falls, S.D., Cave City, Ky., Natural Bridge, Va., and Caledonia, Wis.