Court Battle and Liens Filed On Proceeds From BAMAJAM 2012Rickey Stokes
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 18 2012 11:52 AM
COFFEE COUNTY: Now begins the fight for the BAMAJAM 2012 money.
On Wednesday prior to the opening of the gates for BAMAJAM 2012 the bondholder of Country Crossings, Lord Abbot and/or the bank who is the trustee is reported to have filed liens against the BAMAJAM 2012 proceeds.
We do not know all of the details concerning the actions which have been filed in court. As sources have said, the action was filed under seal. The reason for filing the action under seal was not to affect the attendance to the event.
We found out about the filing last Wednesday. Upon learning the entertainers and others would still get paid we held the article until afterwards. Breaking the story before the event could have hurt the attendance.
From the way I understand it, the name BAMAJAM 2012 and use of the name were pledged as assets to Lord Abbot and/or the bank for the financing of Country Crossings.
This year Randy Lovelace and not Ronnie Gilley was the promoter for the event BAMAJAM 2012. Gilley was involved in BAMAJAM FARMS which consist of the water park and RV trials.
Our information is limited. Maybe the court filings will be removed from seal since BAMAJAM 2012 is over with for this year.
As we learn more we will update.
BAMAJAM was the brain child of Ronnie Gilley. The event has been a success as to the crowd attendance. However in the recent bingo trials in Federal Court testimony from Gilley the event has never made any money.
This was our third year of attending BAMAJAM’s. We go over on Thursday and camp on the grounds with family and friends.
As in each year, this year was no exception to the fun and excitement. There were huge crowds at the concerts and the people liked it.
Like him or not, criticize him or not, Ronnie Gilley has had a vision to make an entertainment extravaganza for the area. Based on the attendance over the years, a lot of people from all walks of life enjoy the event.
While not debating the issue of bingo, the troubles that Gilley has had in making the events a success have been largely responsible for the financial downfalls of Gilley.
In dealing with state elected officials in Montgomery, they will stand flat footed in front of you and lie in a heartbeat.
Gilley has responsibility for his actions. That has and will be seen in the future. He is an amazing fellow in what he has pulled off so far in BAMAJAM and Country Crossings. And politics played a major role in the destruction of Gilley and the projects.
We do applaud Gilley for the vision of the event. What his role was this year and will be in the future, at this time no one knows.
Fight On For The Money
What we do know, there will be a court battle for the money derived from BAMAJAM 2012. And the battle has begun!
How Many People Were In Attendance At BAMAJAM 2012
We do not know. A lot of people have guessed but we do not know.