As Mark Twain might say, "The reports about Prizer Point Marina & Resort being completely destroyed are greatly exaggerated." Contrary to the headlines on January 5, 2005, our Marina & Resort were not reduced to rubble.
I am glad you noted that businesses in Cadiz and Trigg County are affected by tourism generated by resorts. Millions of dollars flow yearly to businesses directly from our guests, employees, and the resort.
Unfortunately, pictures with captions stating boaters and anglers alike may have a hard time finding a place to put their boat if they originally had it at Prizer Point is both inaccurate and damaging. Surely, you will print an article in the same spots, including pictures, and a bold positive headline when we start our new season with over a million dollars in improvements.
Yes, some of our boat slips were damaged; however, most are not. Damaged ones are being fixed or replaced, and we are adding additional slips to meet increased demand. This will be completed long before boating season begins.
The article in The Cadiz Record fails to mention the following. The Marina is less than 25 percent of Prizer Point Marina & Resort business. We have 49 lodging units that range from inexpensive Tree Houses to three-bedroom log cabins. Our bunkhouse can accommodate youth groups or clubs. The resort’s amenities include a floating restaurant, two pools, including a new splash water pool, high speed wireless internet, rental golf carts, boats, bikes, and water toys, hiking and biking trails, miniature golf, soccer, vollyball, basketball, a new playground, and much more. Woodall, Wheelers, & TrailerLife publications rated Prizer Point’s campground the highest in Kentucky for the fourth year in a row. Additionally, all structures, if not new, have been renovated in the last four seasons. Families from three continents and over 40 states visited us last season.
My family and I enjoy the natural beauty of the Great Kentucky Lakes area, and the kindness of the people. We have been blessed, and try not to ask for help from others. Unfortunately, I must in this case, beg a few things from you...be aware that what you print can affect others livelihood, if you must exaggerate, do it on the positive side rather than the negative in regard to our community and its businesses, and if this is not possible, please refrain from printing anything about us.
P.S. Please feel free to print my response. P.S.S. I do enjoy your paper including the editorials.
Prizer Point Marina & Resort