WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—Over 200 people were here last Saturday rallying over the closing of Indiana Beach and now local leaders are responding. The question is can dozens of voices create an impact for what happens next.
"Something good can come from it,” said Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross.
Gross said hundreds expressing their admiration for the park could be beneficial.
President for the White County Commissioners John Heimlich co-signs and said people voicing their concerns may speak to potential buyers.
“It can't hurt,” said Heimlich. “It does show a potential buyer that there is a lot of interest. Not only locally but throughout the mid-west."
Heimlich said the county is under a non-disclosure agreement with Apex. So they can't talk specifics. Although, the fate of Indiana Beach doesn't look bad.
"They're entertaining some legitimate offers from entities” said Heimlich. “We'll just have to see what happens."
"I think anytime can get engaged and show their thoughts, support efforts for a good resolution is a good thing,” said Gross.
Local leaders said in the meantime the public should know they aren't giving up on finding a solution.
“Currently all of our energies are going into trying to find a solution to this that keeps the beach open as an amusement park,” said Heimlich.
Heimlich said Indiana Beach will not be on the agenda for any future commissioner meetings unless there are updates.