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A proposed $10 million Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts development in Southside, W. Va., is set to go before the public at a meeting on Oct. 11.

The public will be informed about the plans for the Jellystone Park, which is projected to bring in more than 2,000 visitors a day to Mason County from outside the state, according to The Daily Sentinel. Twenty-eight percent of all visitors of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts drive more than four hours to visit family-oriented thrill parks.

Jellystone Park of Mason County is estimated to be one of the largest resorts in the U.S. in the Yogi Bear System of 82-plus properties operated by Milford, Ohio-based Leisure Systems Inc.

“The purpose of the open meeting is to involve the public and get their input on what they would like the park to bring to the area,” said Lance Thornton, of The Thornton Group & LandSu Land Development, Inc./co-chairman of Erie Automotive Aftermarket Holdings. “This development will bring over 100 plus jobs to the area. These are Mason County jobs, their input is of upmost important to us. The key to our success will be our team.”

A list of jobs will be posted at the meeting, along with the types of businesses the resort is looking for to be in the park such as restaurants, a coffee shop, a craft store as well as activities inside the park such as horseback riding and zip lining.

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