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OWA opens
Poarch Creek Indians’ OWA officially opened to the public Friday, July 21, and a media event was held Thursday, July 20, for the opening ceremonies. On the podium at left are members of the Tribal Council (Keith Martin, Sandy Hollinger, Dewitt Carter, Eddie Tullis, Charlotte Meckel, Arthur Mothershed, Garvis Sells); center, Senator Greg Albritton, PCI Vice Chairman Robert McGhee, Foley Mayor John Koniar, PCI Chair and CEO Stephanie Bryan, Creek…
The Rollin’ Thunder
By Pia Gorme When you come to OWA, the first thing that will probably grab your attention is the huge, blue roller coaster in the center of the Park, the Rollin’ Thunder. At least for me, when I arrived at OWA last Thursday for the Media Showcase with Ms. Sherry, Ms. Myrna, and my papa, that was the case. I decided if I was going to get on at least…
A good time at OWA
No, Myrna and I didn’t ride Rollin’ Thunder … or any of the other thrill rides at OWA Thursday evening. We were perfectly content to keep our feet on the ground. When we received an invitation to the OWA media event, I could hardly wait to go. From the press conference last November when we sat under a huge tent in an empty field until last Thursday, the excitement has…
OWA state’s largest job creator – Second-largest investment in 2016
The Alabama Department of Commerce’s 2016 New and Expanding Industry Announcements, released in May, cites OWA as the leading job creator for the state of Alabama. The project is on track to create 620 new jobs this year alone. The report also recognizes OWA’s $361 million investment as the second-largest in the state. “The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is so proud that our business endeavor OWA is making such…
OWA presentation
Patty Castleberry, left, talks with Kristin Hellmich, marketing director for the $500 million OWA tourism complex and amusement park that is nearing completion in Foley. Hellmich addressed the Atmore Rotary Club Tuesday, May 2. She announced that the opening of the complex, which will also include two hotels, 1950s- and 1960s-era restaurants and shops, a lake that includes a 1-1/2 acre island, and more, has been pushed back to mid-July…