A resolution declaring June as Recreational Vehicle and Camping Month was recently signed by Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet. The proclamation is in conjunction with the national RV Centennial Celebration taking place in Elkhart, Ind., and was initiated by both the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) and the Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (FlaARVC).
“It was great to be able to speak to the Florida Cabinet and thank them for the resolution,” said FRVTA Executive Director Lance Wilson. “We thought the resolution was a great way to kick off our promotion of the 100-year anniversary of the industry.”
FRVTA will have displays at the three interstate Welcome Centers the week of June 7 to correspond with the national celebration in Elkhart. The Tin Can Tourists RV club will have ‘antique’ RVs on display and there will be free drinks and popcorn for all travelers.
The resolution reads:
WHEREAS, the recreation vehicle industry is celebrating 100 years of American enjoyment of recreation vehicles, and;
WHEREAS, 1 in 12 American homes own a recreation vehicle, and;
WHEREAS, recreational vehicles allow families to build stronger relationships and explore the great outdoors, and;
WHEREAS, travel in an recreational vehicle offers freedom, comfort and flexibility to see all of the United States, from historic landmarks to national and state parks, and;
WHEREAS, Florida ranks third in the number of recreational vehicles shipments and is home to the largest recreational vehicle show in the nation, the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, and;
WHEREAS, the State of Florida has more than 900 licensed recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds, with more than 120,000 licensed recreational vehicle sites, and;
WHEREAS, the State of Florida constantly ranks as the nation’s best and most popular recreational vehicle and camping destination, and;
WHEREAS, more than 5 million people camp in Florida each year, generating more than $5 billion for the state’s economy, and;
WHEREAS, 20 percent of all auto visitors to Florida either camp or travel in a recreational vehicle, and;
WHEREAS, the 100th Anniversary of the introduction of the RV into the American marketplace will be celebrated June 7, 2010 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida do hereby proclaim June, 2010 as
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE AND CAMPING MONTH
In the State of Florida and encourage Floridians and visitors to take advantage of our great State’s array of sun, surf, soft breezes and fresh air where the temperate climate allows for year-round camping and endless outdoor activities.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida have hereunto subscribed their names and have caused the Official Seal of the State of Florida to be hereunto affixed in the City of Tallahassee this 11th day of May, 2010.
For more information about the 100th Anniversary of the RV Industry and other events, contact Dave Kelly, FRVTA Marketing Director at (800) 330-7882 or firstname.lastname@example.org