More than one thousand motor homes are converging on north-central Iowa this week for the annual Winnebago-Itasca Travelers Club Grand National Rally beside the Winnebago Industries factory in Forest City. W-I-T Club general manager Denny Burkholder says the big motor homes have been streaming into Forest City for several days.
Burkholder says it’s the 37th annual event and organizers are expecting about 15-hundred motor homes to be parked at the rally grounds this week. He says almost every state is represented at the rally each year.
Burkholder says they always have quality entertainment for those who come to the annual event. The entertainment tent changes acts every hour. Thursday night, for example, it’ll be The Platters, The Coasters and The Drifters — all doing music from the 1950s.
Even with gas prices soaring to nearly three dollars a gallon, Burkholder says people plan ahead to make sure they get to the rally. Burkholder says the rally is only open to club members. If you want to join the club, contact your local Winnebago dealer or look on the WIT website at “www.winnebagoind.com” and go to the “lifestyle” section at the top of the page.