Anybody know the story behind Holiday Lake?

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#263
Oct 20, 2011
 
totally agree sister of philly. forget the darkside and talk about the fun, the memories, the goodtimes!!!
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I like your post. Too many people have been commenting on the dark side of things. This site was started by someone with good memories. Let's keep that going.
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#264
Nov 3, 2011
 
I Worked with a guy who lived in edgewater his whole life. From what i understand there was a huge riot that started from that lake and ended up going onto rt.130. SWAT showed up after alittle while and calmed the crowds. After that they went out of busness and nobody ever wanted to care for it after that.
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Feb 2, 2012
 

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I remember my dad who drove a cab in Philly, would come home after working all night, pile a bunch of neighborhood kids in the car drive over the bridge, then when we were getting close to Holiday Lake, we would fit as many kids as possible in the trunk and some on the floor in the back seat with a blanket over us, and he would proceed to the gate and pay admission for the kids that were visible. None of the neighborhood kids had money, and this was the only way we could afford to get in. We would stay for the entire day, have a really great time, and go home tired but happy. I remember the peach farm next to where we parked and someone would always climb the fence and grab a few peaches for the rest of us to eat. They were delicious. Loved the paddle boats too!
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Feb 3, 2012
 

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Pat from Philly wrote:
I remember my dad who drove a cab in Philly, would come home after working all night, pile a bunch of neighborhood kids in the car drive over the bridge, then when we were getting close to Holiday Lake, we would fit as many kids as possible in the trunk and some on the floor in the back seat with a blanket over us, and he would proceed to the gate and pay admission for the kids that were visible. None of the neighborhood kids had money, and this was the only way we could afford to get in. We would stay for the entire day, have a really great time, and go home tired but happy. I remember the peach farm next to where we parked and someone would always climb the fence and grab a few peaches for the rest of us to eat. They were delicious. Loved the paddle boats too!
Did you just brag about a "parent" teaching and condoning theft, deception and larceny, as if it was acceptable or OK and "normal"???

Hey, why don't we holdup a gas station and carjack some well-to-do citizen for some FUN?!?!?!? Dad says it's OK! YEAH!!!

Idiot ...and we wonder why Philly has become cesspool of crime, filth and corruption....pffft. Pathetic

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Feb 3, 2012
 
BINGO wrote:
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Did you just brag about a "parent" teaching and condoning theft, deception and larceny, as if it was acceptable or OK and "normal"???
Hey, why don't we holdup a gas station and carjack some well-to-do citizen for some FUN?!?!?!? Dad says it's OK! YEAH!!!
Idiot ...and we wonder why Philly has become cesspool of crime, filth and corruption....pffft. Pathetic
And Vineland hasn't become the same? Just asking.People that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
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Feb 3, 2012
 

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I don't live in Vineland, must be our ISP domain.... But, none the less, why don't you go research the crime rates, murder rates and violence statistics for Philly vs. Vineland, Mt Laurel(forum home) or MY town of Marlton.

How many violent flash mobs happen in Vineland?

How many people can leave their cars or houses unlocked in Philly? Yeah, just about the same percentage as Vineland...

To even suggest they are remotely close is absurd. "Here's your sign..."
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Feb 3, 2012
 
BINGO wrote:
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Did you just brag about a "parent" teaching and condoning theft, deception and larceny, as if it was acceptable or OK and "normal"???
Hey, why don't we holdup a gas station and carjack some well-to-do citizen for some FUN?!?!?!? Dad says it's OK! YEAH!!!
Idiot ...and we wonder why Philly has become cesspool of crime, filth and corruption....pffft. Pathetic
Don't judge Vineland cause it's amazing - we all grew up to be law abiding citizens, teachers, nurses, stonemasons. Just saying - the time at Holiday Lake was a treat (one that wasn't always affordable, but nonetheless, not that it was proper, we all knew it wasn't) the difference is we knew right from wrong, but fibbed just a little bit) the "good" from those visits far outweighed the occasional"crime". We visited many, many times as fully paying family. It was only on those rare occasions when the neighborhood kids were just dying from envy, my father didn't have the heart to leave them in the hot, hot city.
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#270
Feb 3, 2012
 
BINGO wrote:
I don't live in Vineland, must be our ISP domain.... But, none the less, why don't you go research the crime rates, murder rates and violence statistics for Philly vs. Vineland, Mt Laurel(forum home) or MY town of Marlton.
How many violent flash mobs happen in Vineland?
How many people can leave their cars or houses unlocked in Philly? Yeah, just about the same percentage as Vineland...
To even suggest they are remotely close is absurd. "Here's your sign..."
Why are you even on this thread? This is about Holiday Lake - do you even realize that?
Leave your negative comments on the negative thread - you don't belong here.
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#271
Feb 3, 2012
 
hey Patricia, maybe YOU don't belong here. Where the hell does it say "Pat's Forum"? Oh..., that's because this is TOPIX! I can post wherever and whatever I want.

per Topix Terms of Service: "If it upsets you that the free expression of ideas is often heated and offensive, please do not use Topix." http://www.topix.com/topix/terms

I know the thread about Holiday lake. That's why I had an interest in the thread. You had to brag about the theft and deceptive behavior that helped contributed to the demise of this once flourishing business.

And don't sugar coat you actions as "fibbed just a little bit". It was out right larceny and theft of services. Hiding as many Kids that could fit into a trunk of a car? Does THAT seem normal to anyone? Unless you are used to a life that evaids laws and rules... To make matter's worse, after you punks were done "fibbing just a little bit", you THEN took it apon yourselves to "borrow just a little bit" by STEALING a Peach farmer's profits. The sad part about it is, this just seems "OK" with you, by the way you non-chilantly talk about it as if it is normal to steal from your fellow man. Disgusting...

Your father should not have listenend to his "heart" before his obligation to obey laws and be a good parental role-model. One can only wonder why Philly is what it is, but then realize these offspring are now their "teachers, nurses, stonemasons" that set the moral compass...
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#272
Feb 3, 2012
 
Were blacks allowed in holiday lake?
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#273
Feb 3, 2012
 
BINGO wrote:
hey Patricia, maybe YOU don't belong here. Where the hell does it say "Pat's Forum"? Oh..., that's because this is TOPIX! I can post wherever and whatever I want.
per Topix Terms of Service: "If it upsets you that the free expression of ideas is often heated and offensive, please do not use Topix." http://www.topix.com/topix/terms
I know the thread about Holiday lake. That's why I had an interest in the thread. You had to brag about the theft and deceptive behavior that helped contributed to the demise of this once flourishing business.
And don't sugar coat you actions as "fibbed just a little bit". It was out right larceny and theft of services. Hiding as many Kids that could fit into a trunk of a car? Does THAT seem normal to anyone? Unless you are used to a life that evaids laws and rules... To make matter's worse, after you punks were done "fibbing just a little bit", you THEN took it apon yourselves to "borrow just a little bit" by STEALING a Peach farmer's profits. The sad part about it is, this just seems "OK" with you, by the way you non-chilantly talk about it as if it is normal to steal from your fellow man. Disgusting...
Your father should not have listenend to his "heart" before his obligation to obey laws and be a good parental role-model. One can only wonder why Philly is what it is, but then realize these offspring are now their "teachers, nurses, stonemasons" that set the moral compass...
For me, it is this smile - deriding the having and the not having, the pleasure and the pain, the sublimity and suffering of the human situation - that is the essence of humour. This is the risus purus, the highest laugh, the laugh that laughs at the laugh, that laughs at that which is unhappy, the mirthless laugh of the epigraph to this book. Yet, this smile does not bring unhappiness, but rather elevation and liberation, the lucidity of consolation. This is why, melancholy animals that we are, human beings are also the most cheerful. We smile and find ourselves ridiculous. Our wretchedness is our greatness.
-- Blaise Pascal
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Feb 3, 2012
 
Pat from Philly wrote:
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For me, it is this smile - deriding the having and the not having, the pleasure and the pain, the sublimity and suffering of the human situation - that is the essence of humour. This is the risus purus, the highest laugh, the laugh that laughs at the laugh, that laughs at that which is unhappy, the mirthless laugh of the epigraph to this book. Yet, this smile does not bring unhappiness, but rather elevation and liberation, the lucidity of consolation. This is why, melancholy animals that we are, human beings are also the most cheerful. We smile and find ourselves ridiculous. Our wretchedness is our greatness.
-- Blaise Pascal
LOL... Exactly...

At least you have learned not to steal this time and credited Mr. Pascal for his own writing...
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#275
Feb 4, 2012
 
How sad. All the good memories about willingboro are in the past. I wonder if places like willingboro,trenton or camden can turn things around. Maybe through gentrifacation they can. If a town turns to sh#t when minorities move in. It stands to reason if whites move in things will improve.
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#276
Mar 18, 2012
 
I remember going there a few times as a teenager...nice lake. I also remember riding white wooden paddle boats on a body of water close to that lake.
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#277
May 16, 2012
 
Anyone interested, I found this link. Scorr all the way to the bottom for a lot of photos of holiday lake.

http://www.maglietta.org/mysocalledlife/holid...

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#278
May 16, 2012
 
I've never been to Holiday Lake. I pass by it almost every day and I've never actually checked it out. I remember I DID ask my parents about it once when I was little. My parents said it was overpriced... which is parent code for we can't afford it. XD They DID just buy me a season pass for the local pool at the time, and tickets for the family to go to six flags. Guess they were banking on that keeping me occupied for the summer... and it did. I may have to check it out myself sometime now that I'm older.

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May 16, 2012
 
Haruko57 wrote:
I've never been to Holiday Lake. I pass by it almost every day and I've never actually checked it out. I remember I DID ask my parents about it once when I was little. My parents said it was overpriced... which is parent code for we can't afford it. XD They DID just buy me a season pass for the local pool at the time, and tickets for the family to go to six flags. Guess they were banking on that keeping me occupied for the summer... and it did. I may have to check it out myself sometime now that I'm older.
Sorry to tell you,but,it has been closed more years than you are old.It was closed many years BEFORE Six Flags was built so don't stand in line trying to buy tickets to get in or you will have a very long wait.

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May 16, 2012
 
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<quoted text>Sorry to tell you,but,it has been closed more years than you are old.It was closed many years BEFORE Six Flags was built so don't stand in line trying to buy tickets to get in or you will have a very long wait.
oh wow really? I heard there was something being done with it though. I heard people still hang out at the lake sometimes... maybe people just sneak in or something.

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May 16, 2012
 
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oh wow really? I heard there was something being done with it though. I heard people still hang out at the lake sometimes... maybe people just sneak in or something.
It has been one of those "mega churchs" for about 10+ years now. They might be talking about the lake across 130 from it,I forgot the name of it.

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May 16, 2012
 
pigpen911 wrote:
<quoted text>It has been one of those "mega churchs" for about 10+ years now. They might be talking about the lake across 130 from it,I forgot the name of it.
That's probably it. I get stuff mixed up pretty easily.:3 The only church I know of in that area would be The Abundant life Church. never checked out the church, but in the fields behind it there's a lovely dog park. I take my dogs there often.

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