Larry Stottlemyer, owner of Adventure Park USA in Monrovia, Maryland, believes that a day care should go hand in hand with FECs. He has operated Adventure Park Academy from the FEC’s second floor for the past decade. The day care helped him stay afloat during the Great Recession, and the revenue has more than tripled since its inception, making it one of the most profitable components of his facility today.
Andy Alligator’s has announced that the 2018 season opening of Norman’s premier family water park is Saturday, May 12. The water park boasts an 800-foot lazy river called Paradise River; The Banzai Pipeline, a thrilling tube ride with unexpected curves, drops and loops; Cowabunga Cove, a water complex with over 100 ways to get wet; Bubbler’s Beach, perfect for younger guests; and Riptide Racer. The only one of its kind in Oklahoma, the Riptide Racer stands at 45 feet tall and features four lanes perfect for the whole family to race down together.
Held as a special thank you to the DC region, the anniversary event includes free carousel rides and Capital Wheel rides at select times, a kid’s corner with special activities, and even a community parade!
Explore Adventure Park USA, a family theme park with a slew of indoor and outdoor rides, games and activities. Ride the roller coasters (including one with four-passenger cars for families), try out the bumper boats, play a round of miniature golf or drive go-karts around the track.
On a hot July afternoon in 2005 two uniformed officers came to the door of Laura Youngblood’s brother’s house. She was visiting him in New York. Back in Illinois, her house was prepped for a homecoming. Her husband Travis Youngblood would be returning from Iraq soon, and she already had the “Welcome Home” signs up. But that day, she saw the two officers and knew immediately why they were there. The Sebastian resident had met her husband in boot camp. Theirs was a love story defined by life in the military and upon Travis' tragic death. Laura's coping with the loss of the man who gave up everything for his family.
Air National Guard Sgt. Gregory Skurupey was on a plane in 2001, hours from ringing in his 35th birthday. The plane carrying Skurupey and 17 other national guardsmen crashed in a Georgia field. A little over a week ago, Sheridan Skurupey counted 17 years since the last time she saw her father. She was five years old. This Sunday, Sheridan will lace up her sneakers and run 26.2 miles in the Shamrock Marathon in honor of her fallen father. By running, she'll also raise funds for other Gold Star children.