Winnebago Industries Inc. will be “going Hollywood” during the 41st Annual Winnebago-Itasca Travelers (WIT) Club Grand National Rally (GNR) scheduled July 18 – 23 in Forest City, Iowa.
“We are excited to bring a little ‘tinsel town’ fanfare to Forest City for our week long Grand National Rally,” said WIT General Manager Doug Formanek in a news release. “With over 1,300 Winnebago Industries motorhomes expected, — up nearly 10% from last year — we are looking forward to a fun-filled week of celebrity look-alikes and red carpet activities as we celebrate our Hollywood Legends theme!”
Held at the rally grounds across from Winnebago Industries’ headquarters in Forest City, the rally promises to be an active week, filled with informative seminars, great entertainment and most importantly, fun. Many attendees will be dressed as their favorite actor or actress, and will participate in such events as the Happy Camper Cookoff, Motor Home Rodeo and the first ever “WIT Movie” where attendees will star in a movie filmed entirely during the rally. Best performance awards will even be given out for event winners throughout the week.
“With over 3,000 people expected to attend, this week will mark movie history in Forest City,” Formanek said. “I’m sure Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and even Roy Rogers will make an appearance. But the real star of the week is the RV lifestyle that WIT members enjoy in their Winnebago Industries motorhomes – is the perfect mix of fun, friendship and camaraderie — and the real reason our members return home every year. We look forward to celebrating Hollywood Legends this July.”
Although the rally officially doesn’t begin until July 18, WIT members typically start arriving as early as two to three weeks early for pre-rally events and to participate in Forest City’s Puckerbrush Days activities.
“It’s not too late to register,” Formanek added. “WIT members that are interested can call (800) 643-4892, ext. 1, or visit www.witclub.com and click on the “Special GNR Edition” tab for details about the event and registration information.”
Membership in WIT is open to anyone who owns a Winnebago Industries motorhome and there are currently more than 14,000 Club members. WIT members are eligible for special member benefits and can also participate in local, state, regional and special interest clubs, and travel on a variety of WIT Club managed special events called caravans and rallies.