Peter Herschend of Herschend Family Entertainment, owners of Silver Dollar City, Branson Belle, co-owners with Dolly Parton of three “Dixie Stampedes” and “Dollywood,” Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, etc., all the venues employing nearly 10,000. Their mission is to “Create memories worth repeating” and purpose is “Bringing families closer together.” Pete takes gratification in the fact that visitors can take their grandparents … or their grandchildren … to any of the Herschend properties and enjoy them without embarrassment.
A focus in this conversation is given to Silver Dollar City and its hundreds of thousands of lights during the Christmas season. –
"The Caring People," a ministry to single moms, founded by JoDee (Mrs. Peter) Herschend (www.thecaringpeople.org), is explained. –
Among many of Peter’s involvements is that of serving as the current President of the Missouri Board of Education. –
An earlier radio conversation with him is available for anytime listening by clicking on http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/171/5/.