FMCA Rally Draws More RV Events To Oregon
Oregon’s Coos Bay area is starting to reap the rewards of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) rally that took place in 2012.
The Coos Bay World reported that the Oregon Coast RV Jamboree, a new event at The Mill Casino-Hotel sponsored by Guaranty RV Super Centers is set to conclude today (July 19). The event saw dozens of vehicles visiting, and included a Menasha forest tour and traditional tribal salmon bake.
Ray Doering, communications manager for the Mill, says the Bay Area can expect more of these rallies in the future coming off the success of last year’s FMCA Northwest Rally.
“There has been so much interest created from last year, it kind of built on itself,” Doering said Wednesday. “It’s nice that we made a good impression.”
Over 1,200 people attended the Northwest Rally, which was that event’s first venture to the coast. The rally’s success spawned five smaller events at the Mill, one of which was this week’s Jamboree. FMCA is planning to return its Northwest Rally here in 2015.
Increased RV traffic in and out of the Mill has given a shot in the arm to the local economy. Doering says the vehicles may pull into the casino’s property, but attendees travel out into the community regularly.
“We thought that since we have an RV Park, let’s get a rally together. Let’s do something really special for folks. And it really caught on,” Doering said.
There are two more events scheduled this year that can trace their origin back to the FMCA rally. One is similar in size to the Jamboree and takes place in August. The second event will be a joint GMC Cascaders, GMC 49ers and GMC Western States Fall 2013 Rally. That event takes place in October and over 100 vehicles are anticipated.
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