Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Oct 28th Blog

HELLO AGAIN EVERYBODY --  it seems as though the weather changes by the hour this time of year and for us at Papa Robbs it is a sad time because we will be closing soon for the Winter. We will surely miss you and want to take this time to say a very huge and very special THANK YOU to you, our friends and extended family.

You have made this year the best ever and we also want to say thanks to all of our special guests and performers who have worked so hard to make your experience at Papa Robbs even  more fun. Our family of artists, musicians, crafters, and special performers grew this year and we look forward to seeing them next year.

But, this year is not over, so keep on coming as we have much to offer. SPECIAL NOTICE:  Our face painter, Beverly, will make a special appearance Saturday, Oct. 31,
Halloween afternoon, to paint special faces for Halloween!! There will be a nominal charge as these will be extra special! Bev will be with us from abut 2:30 until ????

Our Balloon Artist will join us for a few more Friday nights with his very special concoctions and you never know who just might drop in for a special visit.  It is very important to check our postings on social media to keep up to date.

NEW FLAVOR -- While supplies last we have APPLE PIE ice cream and it is yummy, plus our tee shirts - adult & childrens - are now ON SALE as are our hats. Great gifts but get 'em fast while supplies last.

Well that about it for now and the sad news is the last news: this year we will close early for the season as Papa Robb is scheduled for a medical procedure to do something about his knee problems. Not to worry, he'll be up before even he knows it!

Our final day will be Wednesday,  November 25, so please come see us soon.

A special thank you to: Tripp The Clown; Beverly our Face Painter; Mike our Balloon Artist; Greg our musical host; and Ed the Dinosaur Man.  Also to our hard working staff for a job always well done.

AND -- The BIGGEST THANK YOU OF ALL -- To Miss Kathy, co-owner and partner in business and in life itself!

Papa Robb's Paradise Ice
Concord NC

Thursday, October 1, 2015

News & Explanations - topics for this month so let's get going:

Our times of operations have changed so please note this. Now closed on Mondays. Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Sun., open from 1:00 pm  -  8:00 pm. Fridays, open from 1:00 pm  -  9:00 pm. Saturdays open from 11:00 am  -  9:00 pm.

These changes would have occurred mid October as in the past, but our entire schedule is backing up two weeks this year. We will be closing around Thanksgiving this year rather than in December - details to follow so watch our postings, etc.

The reason behind these changes? No  long discussion here please, but Papa Robb is scheduled for surgery in early December for a knee replacement. Hopefully he will not be limping around next year!!

Notice that we are NOT scheduling any four day weeks. We will be open six days a week from now until we close for the year. Still lots to do so join us for three more Festival Fridays (weather permitting) & for Halloween Weekend.

Recently we cancelled our Open Mic Nights. This would have happened mid October, but a disagreement over licensing ended it earlier. We have discovered that some things we were told are simply not true. We can play the radio, people can sing their own songs, play their own music, recite their own poetry, rap, etc.

Furthermore, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" can be sung at parties, some DJ's can perform & "faith-based" music can be performed. Churches can still hold Bible studies & other meetings & can include music.

To be honest, the whole episode bordered on the absurd & included veiled threats (printed material about fines of $750.00 - $30,000 "PER SONG"!! ). Well, we understand what Intellectual Property Rights are (a previous business was in the publishing world), we do respect these rights, but we have met with churches, musicians & others, plus discussed this briefly with our own Intellectual Law firm & music will return.

We have three more Festival Fridays & all musical artists are welcome to join us along with our Festival friends.

That's all for now but please stay tuned to all of our social media postings for updates & thank all of you for your great & continued support this year.

Papa Robb's Paradise ice
Concord, NC