Camping Club Turns Fairgrounds into Tiny Village
Next week the scenery in Holyoke in northeastern Colorado will look a bit more like an RV park rather than the peaceful little town residents are used to, the Holyoke Enterprise reported.
Between 70 and 90 RVs are expected to make a week’s stop in Holyoke Sunday-Friday (June 19-24). The Red Dale Wagon Train RV Club has scheduled Holyoke for their national roundup — an annual get together of all the campers in the club. The campers will all be parked at Phillips County Fairgrounds and Homesteaders Park throughout the week.
Phillips County, with the help of the city of Holyoke, recently finished installing additional camper hookups to accommodate the influx of campers.
Holyoke will still be peaceful but will notice a bit more traffic in businesses and area establishments.
The group consisting of about 180 people will spend a week exploring Holyoke and northeastern Colorado while they celebrate with a Hawaiian theme.
Local chapters of the club are located in Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. There are also many members at large from different areas. Each chapter has meetings/campouts once a month throughout the year.
The national roundup is usually held in a central location where the entire group can come together. There are competitions such as washers, bean bags, horseshoes and golfing for both the adults and children.
The group will be busy with meals, entertainment, door prizes and fellowship each evening.
The campers will have an opportunity to visit area attractions including the Peerless Theatre, Phillips County Museum, community garden and Lion’s Club fish pond.
Representatives have been in Holyoke over the past few months speaking with businesses and gathering prizes for the campers to win.