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Dj Jim Lawson is Retiring

After 30 years of entertaining thousands of families on the beautiful pool deck of the Holiday Inn Resort, our beloved DJ Jim is retiring. DJ Jim had always said that he would continue to entertain guests until he turned 70.  That milestone is upon us and we are so excited to have been along with him for every bit of the ride!

His commanding presence, his genuine affection for staff and guests, and his dedication to making sure everyone around him are full of joy are why we all love him.

From shy beginnings to Poolside star, the story of DJ Jim Lawson is a lesson for all of us. If you enjoy something enough, you love the people you’re with, and have a passionate heart towards everyone you come in contact with, then great things will happen!

DJ Jim took the part time job as the resident record spinner while he was still a full-time High School Football Coach and Educator. His in-depth experience as an educator and his gentle nature was a perfect fit at the resort.

“Coach and I have a great relationship, it has changed overtime from student to friend and coworker” Philip Colvin, VP of Marketing.  Philip was also one of DJ Jim’s football players!

Not only is DJ Jim loved by all of our Team Members, guests from around the country join us at the Resort every year just to see him and hear their favorite tunes. Guests of all ages and locales have formed a close relationship with DJ Jim.  He is an important part of their family vacation experience.  He knows the names of countless guests and their family members, and he remembers the time of year they come to stay with us.

His patriotism in unmatched. He is often seen sporting red white and blue and always gives everyone that approaches his booth an American flag as a symbol of patriotism.

Even though he is retiring, we are not saying say goodbye to DJ Jim. We know he will drop by the resort often and we look forward to hearing stories of his amazing travels.  Maybe with a souvenir or two so we can experience it just like Jim!

Join us all spring and summer as we celebrate one of the hallmarks of the Holiday Inn Resort Experience!

To quote our favorite DJ:

“We’re not saying goodbye, it is just one day closer to seeing each other again”
DJ Jim

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