Where did the Areena in Areena Riverside Resort Originate?
The name AREENA originates from the Rathbone family itself.
Nola Rathbone (Ed Rathbone’s mother) used the front letters of her 6 family members as the farm name of the property that Areena Riverside Resort is now on.
A – ALON – SECOND OLDEST SON- (Alon is Nola spelt backwards)
R – RUSSEL- THIRD BROTHER, (deceased)
E – EDWARD THE FATHER (Nolas late husband)
E – EDWARD – THE OLDEST SON (owner of Areena Riverside Resort)
N – NOLA – THE MOTHER
A – ANGELA – THE YOUNGEST DAUGHTER
And farm AREENA was born.
A horse riding arena is spelt with one E, this was adapted to suit the Rathbone family farm name, very suited to a family with a love of horses.
And when the time came for Ed and Karen to name their resort, Areena Riverside Resort, was an obvious choice.
Our River Cruiser, KAREENA, has Ed’s wife Karen’s initial on the front of Areena, in keeping with the family tradition.