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Johnson Honored during 30th Barbecue

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September 13, 2010 by   Leave a Comment

Tom Johnson (third from right) holds a plaque in honor of being named one of the 100 most influential people in the first 100 years of the Rv industry by RVBusiness magazine. Johnson, owner of Tom Johnson RV in Marion, N.C., received the plaque during a recent event in Marion. With him (from left) are  at 100

Tom Johnson (third from right) holds a plaque in honor of being named one of the 100 most influential people in the first 100 years of the RV industry by RVBusiness magazine. Johnson, owner of Tom Johnson RV in Marion, N.C., received the plaque during a recent event in Marion. With him (from left) are Tom Johnson Jr. and his sister, Martha Poteat; Gary Stroud, president of Tom Johnson RV; Kathy Dresser with AGI's sales and marketing department; and Larry Hughes, AGI consultant.

An estimated 5,000 people attended the 30th Annual Customer Appreciation Barbecue on Saturday (Sept. 11) sponsored by Tom Johnson RV Center in Marion, N.C.

The barbecue climaxed a three-day extravaganza that featured nightly entertainment and a fireworks on Saturday night.

The weekend event attracted more than 600 RVs from across the Southeast, East Coast, Canada and as far away as Montana, said Gary Stroud, president.

During the event, Johnson received a plaque from Affinity Group Inc. (AGI) honoring him for having been named by RVBusiness as One of theĀ 100 Most Influential People in the history of the RV industry. AGI is the parent company of RVBusiness and RVBUSINESS.com.

Deputy Barney Fife "frisks" Tom Johnson during the annual barbecue at Johnson's dealership in Marion, N.C.

Deputy Barney Fife "frisks" Tom Johnson during the annual barbecue at Johnson's dealership in Marion, N.C.

Founded in 1967, Tom Johnson Camping Center, located in Marion and Concord, was the inaugural recipient of the Dave Altman RVB Top 50 Dealer Award by RVBusiness magazine. A Blue Ribbon award-winning dealership, Tom Johnson Camping Center is the largest RV dealership in North Carolina and South Carolina and among the top 10 recreational vehicle dealerships nationwide.

The dealership’s Rally Park features 480 sites with electricity and water, of which 280 have sewer hookups.

There are 66 luxury sites with 50-amp service and concrete pads.

The dealership has a 36-bay service facility.

For more information about the event, click here.

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