TOPEKA, Kan. — The new owners of the Desert of Maine – a landmark attraction in Freeport – are promising big changes that they say will seek to build on the legacy of previous owners.
Mela and Doug Heestand of Freeport said they purchased the 40-acre property from Gary and Ginger Currens on Wednesday. The Currens purchased the property in 2004.
“The new owners are planning a renovation of all facets of the Desert of Maine, as well as a marketing reboot that aims to draw increasing numbers of out-of-town visitors to the campground and desert tours. But more important to the Heestands is their goal of creating a place that locals will enjoy and take pride in for many years to come,” the new owners said in a press release.
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