Latest Briefs for RV Parks and Campgrounds
From Broadway World:
On the Sept. 3 episode of CNBC’s “The Profit,” Marcus Lemonis travels to Keyport, N.J., to visit “Mr. Green Tea,” a family-run specialty ice cream company being torn apart by two competing visions.
Rich Emanuele is the second generation owner who makes great ice cream and keeps tight tabs on the budget. His son Michael has big ideas and wants to invest heavily and expand quickly. Can serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis take “Mr. Green Tea” to the next level or will this bickering father-and-son undermine their shot at big time profits?
Read more about Scoop: THE PROFIT on CNBC at www.broadwayworld.com.
From The Associated Press:
A state agency proposes to improve a park along the blue-ribbon trout fishing water of the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico.
The State Parks Division has scheduled a public meeting on Sept. 4 in Farmington on a draft park management plan for the river portion of Navajo Lake State Park.
The agency’s plan includes a new campground to accommodate larger recreational vehicles, paving a heavily used boat ramp in an area known as the Crusher Hole, and establishing a campground in an undeveloped section of land.
At the existing Cottonwood Campground, the agency proposes upgrading the water and electric systems as well as more spaces for tenting camping.
The public meeting is at the Farmington Civic Center starting at 6:00 p.m.
From a news release:
Country Coach Friends Inc. (CCFI), an international chapter of Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), recently raised $6,095 to benefit to Oregon-based charities who serve those in need.
Junction City Local Aid, Junction City, and God’s Storehouse, Harrisburg, were the beneficiaries of the charitable giving of 100 attendees at the 3rd annual CCFI Friendship Rally in Albany, Ore., Aug. 21-25 at Linn County Fair & Expo Center, according to a news release.
The designated charities, Junction City Local Aid & God’s Storehouse, addressed the group informing of the great need for supplemental food and services to families within the Lane and Linn county areas. This international FMCA chapter responded with their generous donations at a fun-filled charity auction held during the rally.
Jerry O’Connor and wife Sherry presented the donated funds to the two agencies. “It’s our privilege to support such valuable service organizations, giving back to the area where we have enjoyed so many years of motorcoaching memories,” Jerry O’Connor, club president noted.
The CCFI club’s next rally is scheduled for Oct 8-12 in Calistoga, Calif. Registrations are now being accepted. Visit www.CountryCoachFriendsIncorporated.com to download information and a rally registration form. For questions about this club or its rallies you may call Jerry O’Connor at (775) 742-4627.
From the Gainesville Times:
Don Carter shared the spotlight Thursday afternoon (Aug. 29) with his wife, Lucile, a longtime community volunteer as friends and well-wishers poured into Peach State Bank to honor the couple as part of “Don and Lucile Carter Appreciation Day,” a mostly drop-in event recognizing the Carters’ accomplishments in Gainesville-Hall County.
The 1,316-acre Don Carter State Park off North Browning Bridge Road in North Hall, overlooking Lake Lanier’s northeastern reaches is named after Carter. The park opened July 15 after more than a decade in development. It was named after Carter in 2002, after he had announced he was stepping down from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources board after 29 years.
“We feel like, with Don Carter being an integral part of this community for the last 50 years-plus, he has brought a lot of great things to Gainesville, Hall County and Georgia,” said the bank’s president and CEO, Ron Quinn. “Lucile also has been involved in volunteer organizations in Gainesville and around the state over the years.
The park also features camping, boat ramps, fishing, picnicking, playgrounds, hiking and eight rental cabins. It’s the first state park in Hall County and on Lake Lanier, which otherwise has a privately operated resort, Lake Lanier Islands, and day-use parks and campgrounds operated by the Army Corps of Engineers and local governments.
Don Carter park was financed by a $14 million bond package, with construction costs running about $11.5 million.
A dedication ceremony for the park is set for Sept. 16.