Agenda for Twin States Conference Announced

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November 1, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

Humorist Ken Sheldon in the role of Fred Marple

The agenda for next week's Twin State Conference at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt., has been announced.

The event is set for Nov. 9-11 and will be co-sponsored by the Vermont Campground Association and the New Hampshire Campground Owners' Association.

Paul Bambei, president and CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC), will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 10 breakfast.

Seminar topics include:

  • Preparing to Sell Your Campground and Selling (two seminars), Friday, Nov. 9, Mia Caetano Johnson, Northeast Campground Brokers, Johnson Commercial Properties Inc., principal broker
  • Personal Energy, Friday, Nov. 9, Salvatore Bonetti, retirement plans specialist and financial adviser, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Looking at This Past Season and Trends for the Future, Saturday, Nov., 10, Greg Taylor, Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA).
  • Camping For The Fun Of It, Friday, Nov. 9 (Crackerbarrel)
  • Saturday, Nov. 10. (two seminars), Bud Styer

Saturday evening entertainment will feature Ken Sheldon playing the role of Fred Marple who is the unofficial spokesman for the mythical town of Frost Heaves, the most under-appreciated town in New Hampshire. He’s on a one-man campaign to put Frost Heaves back on the map, since — as the town’s motto goes — you can’t get there from here. Fred — also known as humorist and songwriter Ken Sheldon — has been on NH Chronicle, in the pages of Yankee Magazine and New Hampshire Magazine, on radio, and in the viral Internet hit, "Yoga for Yankees." He has also appeared at town halls, church basements and the homes of most of his friends, usually right around dinner time. Fred is a graduate of the Frost Heaves Academy and the East Coast School of Knife Sharpening and Carburetor Repair.


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