A holiday park owner is calling for $10 million in money to keep his Christmas Resort open for the season.
“We don’t want to lose a dime,” Mike Rupp, president of the Rupp Family Holiday Resort, told ABC News.
“We don`t want to have to sell the resort.
We just want to stay open.”
The resort opened in 2018 and is one of several that are in the process of relocating to a new location, but it is still not a permanent home.
It closed earlier this year, and now is seeking to relocate back to the old Holiday Inn site.
Rupp, who lives in San Francisco, said he was looking for the money to help pay for a temporary home, but the only option was to stay at the Holiday Inn.
He said he needed to raise the funds to keep the Holiday Resort open.
“You have to be very careful what you do with your money, especially if you are going to spend a lot of it on a holiday,” he said.
“I have been doing a lot and it`s been difficult to keep this thing going.”
The Holiday Inn is one the few places where residents can stay during the busy season.
Rupp said the Holiday Park was the first location to open.
The resort was closed for several months after a fire caused $6 million in damage in 2018.
Ripp said the resort was still operating as a tourist attraction.
Ripp said he and his family have lived in the Holiday Mall for 15 years.
They moved to the Holiday Village resort in January 2019, but have been unable to stay there because of the fire.
Ropp said the fire destroyed much of the resort and forced him to close it.
He told ABC he expects to have the Holiday resort reopen as soon as he can.ABC News’ Chris Eberly contributed to this report.