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I might not be for a co-op if local family were buying Briarcrest

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To The Daily Sun,

I am a resident of Briarcrest. I have enjoyed living here for the last 13 years, which was like being on a 13-year vacation. I do not think that the sale of Briarcrest is only a two sided issue. We have all been lucky enough to enjoy living in a beautiful family-run park. No one has a problem with the Mooney Family, they are wonderful, caring people. Each of us has to determine what is best for us as individuals.

I have made my choice based on what I have researched myself. I would prefer that the park become a co-op. I may not feel that way if another local family were buying the park, but that is not the case. This letter is not to trash Home Town America. We have all seen and learned enough to know that things will never be the same when this community becomes one of many, owned by people we will never get to know. They will never know your name or care about you as an individual as the Mooney family has. I myself would prefer to deal with people that are here, on the premises, that we already know. People that care about the community and will continue to keep it up to the standards we are used to. I did not make my decision in haste. I attended the co-op meetings and learned that the numbers DO work and it is in our best interest as residents to take control of our own community. I also did my own research on the Home Town America company. They are a huge business with a bad reputation and they buy and sell parks routinely for profit. It is easy enough to look into and I encourage you to do your own research without listening to either side. I have always felt secure in living in Briarcrest. I think that going co op is a more secure feeling, knowing that it will not be sold again. People please, make your OWN decision. I have only one question that has not been answered. Why is Home Town America's money better then ours?

MaryLou Blaisdell