2010 was definitely a year of changes at Rider’s Roost.
We saw a changing of the guards and welcomed Dave and Pam into the Roost family bringing much needed new energy and ideas and a strong work ethic. Their efforts were recognized and appreciated by virtually everyone. They proved to everyone that the ‘change’did not mean a change to the overall Roost attitude. Kudos to them for their first season as the new Rider’s Roost Partners.
The new features proved to be a big success and enjoyed by everyone. The addition of the new suites was a hit and were in constant demand; the camp store was a big success and as such will be expanded again this season; addition of the Deluxe Cabins, expanded camping in the bottom end (and the fish pond), and the new bandstand were applauded and appreciated by everyone.
A very big thanks goes out to the many regular Roosters that visited throughout the 2010 season. As always, we enjoy fellowshipping with all the members of the Roost family. We also welcomed a whole bunch of ‘Roost Virgins’ and appreciate their support as well. All in all, this was a very successful season!!
The season’s success was also as a result of much appreciated help and support by members of the Roost Family. There are too many to name, but you know who you are and know too that your efforts were recognized and welcomed. Thanks for being a part of the Roost Family.
2010 also saw the passing of one of the original Roosters. Sadly, Don Steele passed away after a long battle with cancer this past season. Don was the seventh customer to come through the gate on opening day back in May, 1990. He became a loved member of the Roost Family at that instant and made the Roost his second home. We shared many laughs with Don over the years and his presence at the Roost will be missed by all. His memorial services were held at the Roost and as per his wishes, he graced the entire campground with his ashes. See the short poem written by Don now gracing our home page. Thank you Don for being our friend and family. You will be missed but not forgotten.
We also formed Rider’s Roost Charities in 2010. Fundraising was started by having a custom chopper built to be raffled off to support our troops who have been wounded or killed in action. We are still selling tickets for this raffle and will donate 100% of the proceeds to the families of these veterans. We want to thank those whom have purchased tickets and invite everyone to join us in this worthy effort.
Look for more changes in 2011. As we continue to enhance and improve the Roost facilities and features, we will continue to hold firm to the attitudes and values that have made Rider’s Roost what it is. THAT will never change; it just keeps getting better.