New N.C. RV Park 'Fits in Tourism Objectives'
For the first time in its brief history, Greystone RV Park near Pinnacle, N.C., was filled to capacity last weekend. And, with Saturday’s grand opening celebration, the timing couldn’t have been better.
But campers weren’t the only visitors on hand for Saturday’s festivities as a good turnout of neighbors, family and friends came out to join in the fun, the Pilot Mountain Pilot reported.
Among those attending a ceremonial ribbon cutting was Alan Wood, Stokes County economic development director.
“This fits right into our tourism objectives,” Wood said of the park. “We need more lodging and they’ve done a wonderful job here. This not only ties us to the (state) park, but it opens channels to the rest of the county. I think this is very important.”
As owners Kane and Charity Shelton prepared to cut a ceremonial ribbon held by their children, Johnathan and Kathryn, Charity offered a word of thanks to those in attendance and those who have been a part of the park’s creation.
“I’m so thankful to all of those who helped us get where we are,” she noted. “And I thank God that He has blessed us with this beautiful place to share with others.”
Campers on the site included members of the Colonial Campers Club. Club member William Lancaster of Lexington was quick to note the impressive view of Pilot Mountain as a feature.
“Where else can you camp and be able to look at that rock wherever you go,” he said, referring to the mountain. “There are pictures of Pilot Mountain all over the state. I’m looking forward to seeing it when the leaves change. It’s a beautiful place and a year from now it’s going to really be something.”
“It’s an emotional day,” Kane Shelton said afterward, “and it really means a lot. My dad used to say that the hardest part is getting started. I’m thankful and excited and now it’s in God’s lap. I give Him all the credit.”