Save George Ward's Ski Course!!
Help us petition to save my dads (George Ward) water ski course. My dad recently got news from the Tyler lake patrol that he can no longer ski on a course we worked on for roughly 15 years and is devastated by the news. Growing up as a kid it was the first job I ever had digging out the lake to create what we didn't know at the time would become a beautiful water ski course and add immeasurable value to the surrounding property. He got news over the Memorial Day weekend that he was no longer allowed to ski in the cove that we have put countless man hours into creating. Granted the ski course is in a "no wake" zone however, construction on this course started many years before those signs were even thought of being placed with the lake patrol and permit office knowing and agreeing to the end result the whole time! All of the neighbors who his wakes affect are perfectly fine with the fact that he skis back there and even enjoy the show or join at times, so it is a very big bummer to all of us to hear this news. He has stated that if he cannot continue to ski and enjoy what he has created than there is no reason for him to continue to own the property and will sell it and buy some where he can water ski. This is the one true passion my dad has and to see the effect it has on him is saddening to say the least. We aren't harming anyone and he has even agreed to quit skiing in the meantime while we get the final verdict. Please help add power to the voice shouting to let him continuing do what he is passionate about and really enjoys doing.