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Sheriff sale for local resort is continued until June 8

Published April 12. 2012 05:00PM

The sheriff sale of a major Carbon County resort scheduled for Friday has been continued until June 8.

The sale, which put up for bid one of the largest and most valuable parcels to be sold by the sheriff in recent Carbon County history, included 300 acres owned by Vacation Charters Ltd. in Kidder Township.

Vacation Charters Ltd. owns the Galleria convention and meeting center and Split Rock.

The sale was demanded by creditors of Vacation Charters who have civil suits seeking the payment of over $21 million in overdue debt.

Scheduled for the sale had been two parcels in Lake Harmony, one consisting of of 40.9 acres and including the Galleria and H2oooh Waterpark, and the other 264 acres consisting of he main lodge at Split Rock, a lagoon, and ski area.

Among the firms which have sought judgement against Vacation Charers is TD Bank of Wilmington, Delaware, which is owed $21 million, according to court records.

There is also a judgment filed by Textron Financial Corporation of Providence, Rhode Island, claiming Vacation Charters owes it $6,103,682.29.

Vacation Charters is one of Carbon County's largest land owners and employers. The firm's facilities attract hundreds of thousands of people to Carbon County and the Poconos every years with its many recreational and convention facilities.

It was because of the Galleria that the Albrightsville and Lake Harmony Fire Companies were successful in hosting the Pa. State Firemen's Association Parade in Lake Harmony last September, the first time this convention was ever held in Carbon County.

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