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Large RV Park Sprouts from Ontario Farmland

July 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

IPMwebbar A huge, 2,300-site RV park is taking shape in St. Thomas-Elgin, Ontario, and for anyone  planning to bring a recreational vehicle to the 2010 International Plowing Match (IPM) in  September, Linda Young is your go-to person, The Chronicle reports.

She has taken up the job of turning 116 acres on Highway 3, near the St. Thomas Municipal Airport, 100 miles east of Detroit, into an RV park to accommodate visitors coming to St. Thomas-Elgin for the festival starting Sept. 21.

She was approached three years ago by the 2010 IPM committee to plan parking for RVs. As Young and others observed at previous plowing matches, travelling in an RV is a preference for many visitors.

In total, she noted, there will be 2,300 sites — 2,156 served with water and electrical hook-ups.

That leaves about 200 unserviced lots for those interested in camping, she added.

Young said the site will be designed to hold a large entertainment stage in the middle, as well as a small general store.

“The entertainment will be mostly local,” she said.

Young, working with a map of the park in her home, is busy booking sites by the day.

Two types will be offered, one measuring 25 by 40 feet and the other, 30 by45 feet. Young said the trailer park will be adjacent to what will be known as the tented city, where most of the IPM activity takes place.

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