Editor's note: Contact7 seeks out audience tips and feedback to help people in need, resolve problems and hold the powerful accountable. If you know of a community need our call center could address, or have a story idea for our investigative team to pursue, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (720) 462-7777. Find more Contact7 stories here.
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.
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.
Denver7 has created an easy way for people to help others in our community. We have featured the stories of people who need help and now you help them with a cash donation through Contact7 Gives. One hundred percent of contributions to the fund will be used to help people in our local community.