“The organization that sponsors the event and makes a donation to help offset the costs, you know, lunch, and gas, whatever it might be, that means we’re a ski school,” Meschke explained that a ski school is not allowed in a residential area.
Now Ann’s Angels members have to fight to continue doing what they love.
“We just want to continue doing this and providing for the disabled,” Lipscomb said.
Meschke said the group needs people to come forward if they have ever taken ski lessons on Lake Jessie in Winter Haven.
“The county was nice enough to explain to us that if we can prove that we’ve been a ski school back long enough, back in the 1970’s, that we can get grandfathered in as a ski school,” according to Meschke.
Otherwise, the group hopes to get enough donations to hold their events somewhere else.