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FMCA to Hold 100th Convention; ‘Sully’ to Speak

RVers and members of the Family Motor Coach Association will head to North Dakota in mid-August for a four-day event at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds & Agricenter, Aug. 14 to 17. The theme for FMCA’s 100th International Convention and RV Expo is “Minot Magic — 100 Times The Fun.” Attendees will participate in a multitude of activities designed to enhance the RV lifestyle.

Organizers have scheduled more than 100 educational sessions aimed at helping RV owners glean more from their homes on wheels. Various RV experts will conduct seminars during the event. Topics range from tire maintenance, technology, and safe driving to microwave-convection cooking and RV trips to Alaska.

Attendees also will be able to tour RVs of all types, sizes, and price ranges as part of the RV expo that will take place during the event.

On Thursday evening, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger will be the featured speaker. Captain Sullenberger gained worldwide acclaim on Jan. 15, 2009, when he and his crew safely guided U.S. Airways flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 people onboard. 

On Friday evening, The Spinners will share their many hits from the 1970s. Music and dance tunes on Saturday evening will be provided by Soulshine, a popular local group. A number of local entertainers will be on hand during the daytime hours.

For those who want to view only the RV displays and the supplier and component exhibits, admission costs $10 per day or $25 for a family of three or more; children 12 and under are admitted free with an accompanying adult. Individuals with an active military ID are admitted free as well. Saturday, Aug. 17, has been declared “Minot Day,” and all local residents will be admitted free to the RV expo portion of the event.

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