More than 400 industry leaders, friends, colleagues and guests gathered at RV/MH Hall of Fame last night to help celebrate the induction of the Class of 2018 into the RV/MH Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2018 includes: (Back row left to right) Bill Wilson, Cherry Hill Mobile Home Park and Indian Hill Estates; Roger Faulkner, General Coach Canada; Mike Cirillo, Star Management; John Evans, California Manufactured Housing Institute. (Front row left to right) Derald Bontrager, Jayco; Joan Cohron, accepting for Darrel/Harrel Cohron, Dealer and Community Owner; Becky Lenington, Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association; Carol Mix, accepting for Gub Mix, Association Executive; Dan Pearson, Pleasureland RV; Gregg Fore, Dicor Corp.
“Besides this being our 46th year in existence, this is our 11th year at this beautiful location and my seventh State of the Hall address,” said Darryl Searer, Hall president. “I’m excited as we continue to make great progress in all areas of the operation. Income is up, and expenses are down. … I can now announce with certainty that on or before Dec. 31 of this year, we will be debt free. We would never have been able to achieve this goal without all companies and individuals that have made this goal possible by their generous donations. I especially thank those who have contributed to the Kevin Clayton Debt Reduction program which started less than four years ago is now at 98 percent of its $1 million goal. Thank you all.”
Searer also presented the 2018 RV/MH Heritage Foundation’s “Darryl Searer Spirit Award” to Jim Scoular. The Spirit Award is an annual award to honor the person who has demonstrated his or her desire and dedication to further the legacy of our great heritage.
“Jim Scoular is no stranger to the Hall of Fame,” said Searer. “He is the second generation to be involved on the board of directors and has been instrumental in making sure the Hall of Fame remains the shining star of both the RV & MH Industries for many years to come.”