Amish Acres set to close

Truth file photoNappanee officials announced Friday that Amish Acres is closing at the end of this year after 50 years in business.

NAPPANEE — After 50 years in business, Amish Acres, a popular tourist attraction in Nappanee, will cease in operations at the end of the year, according to Jeff Kitson, executive director of the Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce.

Sharing a letter he received from founder and CEO Richard Pletcher, Kitson said the Pletcher family is retiring at the end of 2019 and will close after the New Year’s fireworks show.

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Well, it was fun, and frustrating, to work there. even so, the last time I was there, the service was pretty lousy and my wife and I left in disgust. Shot an e-mail of to Rich, but never got a reply.

Hope they find a buyer for the place that actually will have an interest in it. Maybe the people of Nappanee will join together and do a citizen corporation and operate it.

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