There has always been a relationship between the Puckerbrush festival in Forest City, Iowa, and members of the Winnebago Itasca Travelers (WIT) club who come to the city each summer for the WIT Grand National Rally.
As reported by the Forest City Summit, that relationship will be much more formal next year as WIT will start earlier in July than it has in prior years.
Winnebago Industries Inc. has scheduled the event for July 16-20, the same days as the annual Puckerbrush Festival in Forest City. For many years, the WIT GNR started on a Sunday and ran through the week to a Friday conclusion. Puckerbrush has traditionally started the Thursday before WIT’s opening ceremony on a Sunday.
“It’s positive for the members of our WIT Club, it’s positive for the company and it’s positive for the community,” said Chad Reece, director of marketing for Winnebago. “We believe it will bring more people in.”
The 2014 edition, marking Winnebago’s 45th year of operation, will feature an “Out of This World” theme as the rally coincides with NASA’s historic Apollo lunar landing mission and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon.
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