FMCA Severs Ties With Tampa for Annual Rally

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August 9, 2014 by   Comments Off on FMCA Severs Ties With Tampa for Annual Rally

The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) has severed longstanding ties with Florida’s Hernando County and will not hold its annual RV rally at the airport next year.

As reported by the Tampa Tribune, FMCA President Jim Duncan wrote to airport Manager Kevin Daugherty that the organization will not renew its lease for 2015.

“It has certainly been a pleasure working with your staff and the county over the past 16 years,” Duncan wrote. “We all will hold Hernando County with fond memories and regret, due to (the) cost of temporary structures for the rally, that we had to move our venue.”

County Commission Chairman Wayne Dukes said he is sorry to lose the rally but there was no way to accommodate the organizers’ needs, which included building a permanent multi-use building at Brooksville – Tampa Bay Regional Airport.

Also, with only 300 or 400 people attending each year, it’s not worth spending the money, he said.

“It was a mutual kind of parting of the ways,” Dukes said. “We couldn’t do all they wanted and they didn’t want to stay.”

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