30-Amp Service is an Upgrade at Campground

July 18, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on 30-Amp Service is an Upgrade at Campground

Manitoba campground adjoins agricultural museum.

There’s a new addition to the 59th Annual Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede that is sure to please visitors and volunteers alike  — upgraded and expanded campgrounds, the Portage Daily Graphic, reported.

The Threshemen’s Reunion attracts 10,000 visitors and close to 700 volunteers annually to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum near Austin. Now they have a better place to stay, according to Gloria Sims, president of the museum’s board of directors.

“Over the past year, we’ve realized the need for 30-amp service for our visitors,” Sims said. “We should have 24 30-amp sites available by July 22. It’s very exciting. It’s an improvement for us as a museum and as a campground.”

The Three Creeks Campground is open from May to September and is located adjacent to the museum grounds. It also has 61 15-amp sites, which provide enough power for campers to run their fridges or air conditioners, although not both at once.

A new 40-site campground with 30-amp service has been added for volunteers who attend the reunion and also participate in work weekends leading up to the big annual event.

“It’s been a project about 20 years in the making. From 1992, when we first started a volunteer campground fund. We’ve set aside a certain portion each year and we were able to open 40 sites available for them,” Sims said.

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