Ramsey and Cheryl Dersken were the lucky winners out of 97 semi-finalists and won a new 2010 13FK KZ Sportsmen Classic travel trailer during Veurinks’ RV Center’s ”Big Event Open House ” Saturday (April 24). The event was sponsored by WLAV radio, KZRV LP, Shipshewana, Ind., and the Grand Rapids, Mich., RV dealership.
The Derskens’ were overjoyed as they shared with Tim Veurink, president of Veurinks’ RV, how their 20-year-old folding camping trailer had deteriorated to the point were they could not use it any more and now they were camping in a tent.
They also shared with Veurink their passion for camping and that they recently had a streak of camping for at least one day a month for 38 consecutive months.
The Derskens said that they love state parks and one of their favorite things to do is camp at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on New Year’s Day. “Our motto is ‘Go RVing with Us’ so it was great to see the KZ Classic go to someone like Ramsey and Cheryl who really appreciate the RV lifestyle,” Verurink said.
The KZ Classic giveaway drawing lasted over a five-week period with a WLAV radio blitz along and 50 local billboards.
The contest was managed by the Paul Miles Agency of Grand Rapid. The event was also supported with direct mail and an e-blast. Both sales and lot traffic were brisk during this period and there were more than 300 people in attendance the day of the giveaway.
Photos of the event can be viewed at www.veurinksrv.com