Donald and Betsy Roush - Oral History Interview
Donald and Betsy describe the grand opening of the Echo Hills Club and some of the staff who worked there over the years. They describe in detail the building and the grounds. They reminisce about the various Club activities and entertainment, and the people and organizations that held meetings in the Club or rented the facility. They discuss Lee Stubblefield and the financial difficulties that led to Stubblefield selling Perry Park. Donald resigned as the manager of the Echo Hills Club in 1982 because the new owner, Ramon Jarrell, took no interest in Perry Park and the property began to deteriorate. Following the closure of the Echo Hill Club in 1984, the property was extensively vandalized. Donald and Betsy describe their experiences living in a house next to the championship tee of the Perry Park Country Club. They talk about what it was like to raise a family in Perry Park and all the activities that were available for children. The Echo Hills Club served as a focal point for the close-knit community. Donald and Betsy regret that the building is still vacant.
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