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Midland Indoor Trampoline Park Closes Due To COVID-19 Lockdown

Owner: My entire life's work is gone

The Aftershock Indoor Trampoline Park in Midland announced May 17 on Facebook that it was closing due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

"Pray for the non essential businesses caught up in the cross hairs of this political battle," the business posted on Facebook in the announcement. "We are praying for small businesses everywhere and pray that they find feasible solutions to stay open after this. Be kind to each other."

Owner Tara Wieland said in a YouTube video, "The biggest reason why I'm making this video isn't just to cry about me closing. It's about the way that everybody acts. It's about whenever I told my closest people ... their response was, 'See, it's the Governor's fault.' 'See, it's the President's fault.' 'See, it's the Democrats.' 'See, this is because of the Republicans.' Guys, I don't care. My entire life's work is gone. And I don't care whose fault it is."

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