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Tiny Town faces big financial challenges, manager worries about the park's future

COVID-19 could force park to stay closed this year
Posted at 4:53 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 21:42:22-04

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MORRISON, Colo. -- Tiny Town usually welcomes its first visitors in the beginning of May; but this year, the park is still closed and the manager worries its future is in jeopardy.

Concerns over the spread of coronavirus and strict social distancing measures could lead to an extended closure. There's even a possibility Tiny Town might not open at all this summer.

"I just don’t see it, I really don’t," said Elvira Nedoma, the Tiny Town Park Manager.

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Nedoma said bills are still coming in, like the inspection she paid for in anticipation of opening and the souvenirs she bought back in February. There's also ongoing costs like insurance, property taxes and routine maintenance.

"I’m running out of money and I will probably be out of money by the end of June," said Nedoma.

After 105 years, she said if the park doesn't open this summer, it could be the end of Tiny Town. Nedoma is desperate to save the attraction so she reached out to Contact7 to ask for help.

"We have never asked for money in all this time and we keep our prices low so that all families can enjoy it here," said Nedoma. "All I can do is hope and pray at some point we can open," said Nedoma.

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