Country Coach Friends Aiding Ore. Food Banks
For Country Coach Friends Inc., an international chapter of Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), giving back within the communities where club rallies are held has become a tradition.
With just 36 coaches in attendance at its Aug. 4-8 Fourth Annual Friendship Rally, the group gave $8,565 to benefit two food banks in Oregon’s Junction City/Harrisburg area where Country Coach motorhomes were built. God’s Storehouse, Harrisburg, and Junction City Local Aid will each receive $4,282.50.
At the 2014 Friendship Rally charity auction Ron Lee, owner of Country Coach Corp. in Junction City, autographed a Country Coach miniature covered wagon engineered by Vern Meighen. Meighen built several dozen covered wagons in his wood shop several years ago as rally centerpieces, which have generated thousands of dollars in donations.
Members often donate their prized wagon and let it be auctioned for the rally charity. A few of the items rally attendees donated this year were gift baskets with Oregon wines, handmade quilts, interior décor, plus there were free services certificates to local RV-related businesses, Country Coach logo apparel and free stays at luxury RV resorts.
Earlier in 2014 at the CCFI Spring Rally in Beaux Bridge, La., the club raised $10,435 for the Wounded Warriors.