This week’s Member Spotlight is on Blue River RV Park, located between Tishomingo and Milburn. This business just recently opened and has several great people working to make it succeed. Armand “Buck” and Carolyn Edelman are the owners, and they have Ashley Salem as the office manager and Charles “Ray” Kent as camp host. The park includes 55 full-service RV spots (water, sewer and electric). Fees are $25 per day, $150 per week, and $350 per month for a 30amp spot, $400 for a 50amp. The tent camping fee is $10 per night. Blue River RV Park features a community room that has separate pool and poker tables, a stage for live entertainment and/or church services, and will soon have a kitchen, bathroom and laundry facility. One tenant said, “It’s so quiet here. It’s just what we wanted.”

This all didn’t just happen in one day, but through months of hard work and planning! Edelman noted, “It has been more than 12 years since the park was used…many of the electrical panels had to be replaced, the water system had to be checked and most importantly, 95 loads of gravel were installed to make roads to each site.” He has a vision for the outdoor area – it has a stage that sits in a natural bowl, creating an amphitheater-type sound. He said, “When I was a kid, we attended camp meeting revivals on MacArthur Street in OKC. I will offer this opportunity to local churches in the future and envision families sitting in chairs as the preacher gives his sermon”

You can check in at the office at 4700 OK HWY 78 East Monday through Friday from 9:00-5:00 or by calling 580-443-5912 after hours. They accept cash, checks, and all major credit/debit cards and look forward to hosting you!

Read next week for a Spotlight on Doug’s Plumbing!

Please join us at the Information Center on Friday from 11:00-1:00 for a Meet & Greet with Tishomingo Public School Superintendent, Mrs. Alicia O’Donnell. She spoke at our last board of directors meeting and we were captivated by her wonderful ideas and philosophy on operating a public school. We hope that you will attend.

Our next Women’s Biz Connection meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 31st from 12:00-1:00pm at the Information Center as well. We will be discussing Christmas and Agri-Tourism. Registration is $10 and lunch is included – register online by going to the calendar and selecting the July 31 event.

The Chamber will also be hosting the 2018 Johnston County Job Fair on Friday, August 17th from 9:00-1:00 at the MSC Ballroom. Businesses and organizations are invited to set up a booth and recruit employees and volunteers/members. You can find details on the Chamber Facebook page or online calendar or give me a call at the office!

“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” -Frederick B. Wilcox

-Jordyn Frazier

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