Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Reservations 15% Higher

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The RV/MH Hall of Fame is making a last call for final reservations for its Annual Induction Dinner celebrating the Class of 2019 and Annual RV/MH Hall of Fame Golf Classic.

“Reservations are running 15 percent above last year’s reservations, so we are on track to break the all-time attendance record for our induction dinner, so I urge anyone planning to attend to register now to ensure quality seating for the event,” said Darryl Searer, president of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation.

The induction ceremony will be held on Monday, Aug. 5, at the Hall of Fame’s Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Ind. That’s also the day of the Hall of Fame’s Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser, hosted by Christiana Creek Golf Course in Elkhart. The golf outing kicks off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and then caps off with a luncheon and awards presentation following golf.

The 2019 Induction Dinner celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar cocktail party, followed by the dinner and induction ceremonies at 6:30 p.m.

“I hope all the friends and colleagues of the inductees and industry members will join us in honoring these outstanding industry pioneers who have had a major impact on our professions and lives,” said Searer.
This year’s class includes five members of the RV industry and five from the manufactured housing industry.

RV Inductees: Randy Biles, Pikes Peak Traveland; Jeffrey P. Few, Automation & Manufacturing Systems; Bruce Hopkins, RV Industry Association; Lance Wilson, Florida RV Trade Association; and Daryl Zook, KZ RV.

MH Inductees: Richard “Dick” Ernst, Financial Marketing Associates; John Carey, Modern Home Sales and Midwest Homes; Leo Poggione, Craftsman Homes; D. Raymond Broderick, Superior Homes; and Walter “Wally” Comer, Adventure Homes.

“All those attending the Induction Dinner will be able to see all the exciting new construction going on at the Hall, so we are encouraging RV and Manufactured Housing industries members to join in the celebration,” said Searer. “The work will be nearly complete by the day of the Induction Dinner.”

The new improvements on the East side of the of the main Hall of Fame building includes a new 22,500-square-foot pavilion, paved parking and landscaping.

The Hall of Fame is also encouraging industry members to help support the day’s activities by signing up to become a sponsor.

“This event is truly a major industry affair,” said Searer. “It not only honors the inductees who have attained a major milestone in the lives and careers; it’s also an opportunity to network with industry leaders who normally attend the event.”

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