LARVC Gets Ready For Annual Conference

March 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Organizers are busy putting the final touches on the 2015 Louisiana Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (LARVC) Annual Conference, which is March 9-10 at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, La. LARVC Board of Directors President Maurice LeBlanc of Yogi Bear Jellystone Park in Robert said the conference is a good start to what should be an improved year for Louisiana campground owners. "Most of the concerns after the BP oil spill that caused our customers to be more cautious about their... Read more

KARVC Talks Growth At Annual Meeting

Mary Arlington The Kansas Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (KARVC) had a well-attended annual meeting at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Kansas City/Lawrence on Feb. 24. Following that meeting, Mary Arlington, executive director, said, “Growth, enhanced benefits, expanding parks, continuity of management and high participation make me proud to work for these people. KARVC members rock.” KARVC retained all of its 2014 members, added five newcomers since early December, has... Read more

AAA: Gas Price Rise A Sure Sign Of Spring

For those who have been waiting throughout this long winter for signs of spring, the steady climb of gas prices as March begins is one of the first indicators. According to AAA Chicago, while gas price averages have been low for several months due to high supply and low demand, over the past month, drivers across Illinois and northern Indiana have seen that trend reversed. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average $2.45 and $2.41 respectively for a gallon of regular unleaded.... Read more

Fla. RV Park Donates To Fire Department

A community in the Bayshore (Fla.O area makes it their mission to let the local fire department know how they feel about them, television station WINK reported. The Upriver RV Resort donated more than $11,000 to the Bayshore Fire Department, the latest donation in more than two decades of gifts. “I had a heart attack here and if it wasn’t for Bayshore, I wouldn’t be here right now,” said Upriver RV Park seasonal resident Burton Schain. Schain described the Bayshore firefighters as his heroes,... Read more

Campground Owner Drops Tax Appeal

An owner of Dummer's Beach Campground in Weld, Maine, withdrew her property tax appeal Tuesday (March 3) during a hearing before the Franklin County commissioners, the Franklin Sun Journal reported. The decision followed a lengthy discussion. In the end, Carolina Gail Shreve, president of Gordon Dummer Camps Inc., which owns the campground, agreed to pay the remaining $1,200 not paid by campers who own trailers and associated property left at the campground during the off-season. The campground... Read more

Officials ID Unauthorized Campground

The Loxahatchee Groves (Fla.) Town Council said it appears a property owner has turned his land into a RV campground, television station WPTV reported. Almost 20 RVs are on the property now. Both the town council and the health department are investigating. From the air it looks like an RV campground with decorative fences and dogs running around. But the land is not zoned for a campground. The town council said the recreational vehicles showed up before the equestrian season started in January.... Read more

Authorities ID Campground Fire Victim

The man killed following a fire at the Trails End Campground in Horntown, Va., this week has now been identified, radio station WXDE reported. The structure fire was reported just before 11 p.m. Tuesday (March 3). Firefighters found the body of 46-year-old Adron Knight of Greenbackville, Va., inside the structure after the flames had been extinguished. The Accomack County Sheriff's Office says the fire appears to have started in the kitchen area of the building and at this time it appears... Read more

Pickleball Q&A Just Before Ohio Tourney

Pickleball, a game combining elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis, is new to the Arnold Classic this year, but it dates to 1965, when three men in Bainbridge Island, Wash., created it for backyard fun, the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reported. They named their recreational invention after the family dog, Pickles, which liked to chase a plastic ball. David Jordan, 67, president of the United States of America Pickleball Association, will compete this weekend at the tournament, held in the Buckeye... Read more

Florida Tourism Hit Record Level In 2014

The number of tourists flocking to Florida continues to grow to record numbers, the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) reported in its March newsletter. Gov. Rick Scott recently announced that more than 97 million visited the state last year, according to estimates prepared by Visit Florida. This is an increase of 3.9% over 2013 and is the fourth consecutive record year for visitation to Florida, which has grown from 82.3 million visitors in 2010 to 97.3 million in 2014. The number of related... Read more

Deal Could Drop Campground Court Case

A Chesterfield County, Va., campground owner charged with allowing permanent residents to live in a temporary campground without a health permit agreed Thursday (March 5) to four months of random inspections to confirm that all the residents have moved out and not returned, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.. Chesterfield General District Judge Matthew D. Nelson postponed Carl Adenauer’s trial on a misdemeanor charge for four months after Adenauer agreed to allow the inspections of the Roadrunner... Read more

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