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2018 Coachmen Crackers Camping Schedule

04-12-2018

2018 Coachmen Crackers Camping Schedule

 

To reduce the confusion and get our special rate, always tell the campground that
you are with the Coachmen Crackers Group when making your Coachmen
Crackers Campout reservations.


March 16-18, 2018 Coachmen Crackers Campout
DONE Hosts: Sylvia and Ed Bradford
Brickyard Plantation RV Park
1619 GA Highway 280 E
Leslie, GA 31764
229-874-1234
Theme was Irish.

 

April 27-29, 2018 Coachmen Crackers Campout
Hosts: Jamie and John Burbulis
Barnyard RV Park
201 Oak Drive
Lexington, SC 29073
803-957-1238 speak to Christina about registration
The hosts are cooking homemade barbeque
Bring your complementary dish and your appetite


May 18-20, 2018 Georgia State Rally
Hosts: Mary Nell and John Newham
There are two registrations and fees involved to attend: rally and camping.
The rally registration form is posted on the COA website.
Camping registration and camping fee must be done with the campground

Twin Oaks RV Park

305 GA State Highway 26 East

Elko GA 31025

478-987-9361

May 25-27, 2018 Coachmen Crackers Campout
Host: Joanne Lignugaris
Twin Oaks Campground
305 GA State Highway 26 East
Elko, GA 31025
478-987-9361
Joanne is staying after the State Rally, which ends Sunday May 20, and on
until after the Memorial Day holiday, which is Monday May 28. Please join
her in camping at any time.


June 17-22, 2018 COA Annual Rally
Host: Coachmen Owners Association
To register contact: Coachmen Owners Association
423 N Main Street
Middlebury, IN 46540
888-422-2582
To book extra days contact: Elkhart County 4H Fairgrounds
17746-D County Road 34
Goshen, IN 46528
574-533-3247


June 22-24, 2018 Coachmen Crackers Campout
Hosts: None
Scenic Mountain RV Park
2686 Irwinton Road
Milledgeville, GA 30161
478-454-1013
Dinner is potluck


July 27-29, 2018 Coachmen Crackers Campout
Hosts: None
Leisure Acres Campground
3840 Westmoreland Road
Cleveland, GA 30528
706-865-6466
Group rate $33/night
Dinner is potluck
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August 24-26, 2018 Coachmen Crackers Campout
Hosts: Patti and George Boggs
Holiday Travel Park of Chattanooga
1623 S Mack Smith Road
Rossville, GA 30741
706-891-9766
800-693-2877
www.chattacamp.com


September 28-30, 2018 Coachmen Crackers Campout
Hosts: Norma and Raye Farquhar
Scenic Mountain RV Park
2686 Irwinton Road
Milledgeville, GA 30161
478-454-1013


October 26-28, 2018 Coachmen Crackers Campout
Hosts: Brenda and Noel Roper
Lake Pines RV Park and Campground
6404 Garrett Road
Columbus, GA 31820
706-561-9675
www.lakepines.net
Instructions from the staff at Lake Pines RV Park:
Do not trust Google Maps in our neighborhood.
Make sure your navigation is set to:
6404 Garrett Road, Midland (Columbus), GA 31820
GPS Coordinates: 32.53812 / 84.82727


November 9-11, 2018 Coachmen Crackers Birthday Campout
Hosts: Teri and Bart Dingler
Fair Harbor RV Park
515 Marshallville Road
Perry, GA 31069
478-988-8844
Theme will be traditional Thanksgiving. Teri and Bart will provide:
Ham, turkey, dressing, a birthday cake and a sugar free trifle.
You need to bring a side dish and a good appetite.

 

Cruisin' Michiganders

07-20-2017

We are the Cruisin’ Michiganders, a motor home club based in Grand Rapids Michigan of mostly retirees who enjoy camping with others who share a passion for camping. We are a small chapter of the Coachmen Caravan Camping club. We are looking for Georgie Boy, Coachmen and Forest River owners to join us. We camp together one weekend a month from May – October with a holiday luncheon in November.

 

Our club was established in 1990, we love to spend time with friends that share the same interest in camping and fellowship. Some of our rallies have included Light House tours, the Gilmour Car Museum, Moo-Ville Creamery, Mark Lowry in concert, Holland Tulip festival, Elvisfest and the Jackson Balloon Fest. We camped in Indiana and enjoyed Amish Acres, Shipshewana, a show at the Blue Gate Theater and a tour of the Georgie Boy Manufacturing Plant in Elkhart, now it’s the Coachmen Manufacturing Plant.

 

Most of our rallies are held in Michigan, some of the places we have camped were Drummond Island, Turkeyville and we camped in Ohio and toured Sauder Village, where they make Sauder Furniture. We would love to tell you more about our club. Please send us your name, address or email address and we will send you an invitation to our next rally. We look forward to many more rallies with exciting things to see and places to stay.

 

Safe travels,

 

 

 

Terry Davenport
Cruisin’ Michiganders President
2134 Swensberg Ave NE
Grand Rapids MI 49505-4064
Cell # 616 334-1681
Email: scottd@behler-young.com

 

District 3 2017 Recap

07-14-2017

District 3 Rally Recap

May 19-21, 2017

Wayne County Fairgrounds

Wooster, OH

 

The 37th District 3 Rally had 21 units, including eleven first-timers! Games were played indoors because of the weather (cool and breezy).

Friday night began with a Hot Dog Roast, hosted by Terry & Marty Hart, District 3 Reps from Michigan.  Jeff Nault and Ray Rowell, from their chapter, helped cook and serve.

Following the roast, Bob & Darlene Workinger, District 3 Representatives, hosted a series of “Anything Goes” games. These games, with 4 team members, are designed for folks to get acquainted with each other, and  it worked! The 1st Place team was: "Odd Couple's", consisting of Shelley Powers, Lisa Scensny, Ray Jagodzinski, and Terry Hart (MI Chapter #145 Wing Knutz). Shelley, Lisa, and Ray were all first-timers. Second place was "Number Tree" with Joe Putigna, Jeanne Daigle, Joan Carlson, and Dale Knoble. Third place was "Ramblin' Campers" with Pat Putigna, Ray Rowell, Marilyn Shirar, and Jeff Nault (Ray & Jeff are members of  MI #145).

Saturday morning breakfast was pancakes (prepared by Rick Wright) and sausage (prepared by Jeff Nault). Both are members of MI Chapter #145 Wing Knutz.

The morning game, Washer Toss (doubles), found stiff competition among the players. Playing to "21 exact" during elimination rounds proved to be too difficult, so scoring was downsized to 15/over. The final round, for 1st Place, was 21 exact. Even then, the game lasted 2.5 hours!

Bean Bag Toss (doubles) was played after lunch. As in Washer Toss, the final scoring was "21", with elimination rounds 15/over and moving along nicely.

Saturday night dinner was catered by M&M Kakes and Katering (Tekohsha, MI). It consisted of baked chicken, scalloped potatoes, mixed veggies, salad and 3 dressings, and dinner rolls. Dessert was served later.

Bob Workinger introduced the District 3 officers: Bob and Darlene Workinger (District 3 Representatives) and Terry & Marty Hart (Treasurer & Secretary).

Terry Hart gave special recognition to Bob & Darlene Workinger, who have attended all 37 District 3 Rallies!

Door prizes were then given out, followed by the game winners, and the 50/50 raffle.

Washer Toss Winners

1st Place:         Jeff Nault & Marty Hart (both from MI Chapter #145 Wing Knutz)

2nd Place:        Linda Wright (MI #145 Wing Knutz) and Sharon McAuliffe (COA member from MI)

3rd Place:         Paula Berlinger & Ray Rowell (both from MI Chapter #145 Wing Knutz)

Bean Bag Toss Winners

1st Place:         Jim Huffman (COA member from OH) & Ray Jagodzinski (COA member from OH)

2nd Place:        Ruth Aldridge (OH Chapter #358 Poor Farmer's Pound Puppies) & Jeff Nault (MI Chapter

                        #145 Wing Knutz)

3rd Place:         Paula Berlinger (MI Chapter #145 Wing Knutz) & Joe Putigna (COA member from IN)

 

The 50/50 raffle was won by Ray Rowell.

The first-time attendees were asked to stand. They were:

Kentucky:       None

Indiana:           Joe & Pat Putinga and Jack & Marilyn Shirar

Kentucky:       None

Michigan:       John Brimmell & Shelley Powers, Bob & Jeanne Daigle, Rick & Cheryl Gnass,

                        John and Sharon McAuliffe, David & Cathy Moore, Pat & Jenny Quinn,

                        and Lisa Scensny

Ohio:               Ray & Pat Jagodzinski, and Dale & Chris Knoble

 

A special cloverleaf, designed and made by Bob Workinger, was handed out to the first RV to register. This went to Ray & Lorraine Rowell (Clawson, MI).

Darlene Workinger told everyone all of the upcoming Coachmen events.

Dessert was then served dessert (a special cake recognizing Workinger's commitment of 37 years to District 3 rallies) and an assortment of ice cream and toppings.

After a break to digest the cake and ice cream, take door prizes back to RV's, and walk dogs, many returned for one final game. This is known at the Michigan District 3 Rally as "Round Robin". This consists of items of all sorts, hidden in brown paper bags that are picked from the center of the circle of players if one rolls a double with two dice. A few of the items were toilet paper, a bag of pistachios, silk flower arrangement, RV awning lights, and much more (some new, some gently used, some practical, and some silly).

Sunday morning there was a non-denominational service led by Bob & Darlene Workinger. The gathering opened with everyone singing "Take Time to be Holy", followed by Darlene reading a scripture and a variety of articles that gave everyone "food for thought". Linda Wright and Marty Hart assisted with a few readings. Bob gave a prayer for safe travels, good health for all, and God's blessings. Everyone sang verse 1 of "Blest Be the Tie that Binds", then gathered in a circle, held hands, and Bob prayed for health and safe travel for all.

 

Submitted by:

Martha Hart

Secretary, District 3

2016 Rally Itinerary Announced

07-08-2016

The 49th International Annual Rally is fast approaching.

If you have not signed up for the trip, please visit the Event Page for more details or to get registered.

If you are already registered for the event, we are pleased to release the Itinerary. We look forward to seeing you in Mackinaw City, Michigan!

District 3 Rally 2016

05-23-2016

District 3 Rally Recap

May 13-15, 2016

Wayne County Fairgrounds

Wooster, OH

 

The 36th District 3 Rally was well attended with 25 units, including ten first-timers! Games were played indoors because of the temperature and soggy ground (and we saw snowflakes on Sunday morning!).

Friday night began with a Hot Dog Roast, hosted by Terry & Marty Hart, District 3 Reps from Michigan.  Jeff Nault, from their chapter, helped cook and serve.

Following the roast, Bob & Darlene Workinger, District 3 Representatives, hosted a series of “Anything Goes” games. These games, with 4 team members, are designed for folks to get acquainted with each other, and  it worked! The 1st Place team was: "Pete's Fan Club", consisting of Jeff and Colleen Nault (MI Chapter #145 Wing Knutz) and Bob and Naomi Hamlin (COA from OH)

Saturday morning breakfast was prepared by Joe and Gale Duggins, District 3 Reps from Kentucky. They were assisted by Jim Whitehouse and Jamie Clark, two of their chapter members.

The morning game, Washer Toss (doubles), found stiff competition among the players. Playing to "21 exact" during elimination rounds was tough and some found themselves reversing direction when going over 21. Due to this, the game lasted over three hours before winners were determined!

Bean Bag Toss (doubles) was played after lunch. As in Washer Toss, the scoring was "21". This game had its share of folks falling backward when they exceeded 21, as well.

Saturday night dinner was prepared by Jim and Jeanne Hlas and was delicious.  It consisted of breaded pork chops, baked potatoes, green beans, corn, salad, bread and butter. Bob and Darlene Workinger helped in the kitchen, as well as Jeanineie Beatty (visiting for the day). Dessert was served later.

After dinner folks moved to a smaller, heated building for awards, door prize distribution, and dessert.

The District 3 officers were introduced by Bob and Darlene Workinger: Joe & Gale Duggins (Vice President) and Terry & Marty Hart (Treasurer & Secretary), as well as themselves (President).

Special recognition was given to Bob & Darlene Workinger, who have attended all 36 District 3 Rallies!

Door prizes were then given out, followed by the game winners.

 

Washer Toss Winners

1st Place:         Becky Brittingham (OH Chapter #358 Poor Farmer's Pound Puppies) and

                        Jim Hlas (OH Chapter #1 Weekenders)

2nd Place:        Belinda Torrey (MI Chapter #145 Wing Knutz) and

                        Sandra Wright (OH Chapter #358 Poor Farmer's Pound Puppies)

3rd Place:         Chuck Boller (COA from MI) and Francis Santee (visitor on Saturday)

 

Bean Bag Toss Winners

1st Place:         Terry Hart (MI Chapter #145) and Bob Leighton (OH Chapter #358)

2nd Place:        Shirley Rudy (COA from OH)  and Marty Hart (MI Chapter #145)

3rd Place:         Chuck Boller (COA from MI) and Sandra Wright (OH Chapter #358)

 

The 50/50 raffle was won by Earl Sherrow (KY #226 Derby City Coachmen).

 

The first-time attendees were asked to stand. They were:

Kentucky: Mike & Kathy Douglas (with granddaughter, Anna).

Indiana: None

Michigan: Chuck & Gloria Boller, Fred & Belinda Torrey.

Ohio: Bob & Nancy Butler, Craig & Kay Klopfleisch, Chuck & Hazel Krawetzke, Greg & Marsha Landers, John & Audrey Polen, Ken & Shirley Rudy, and Dennis & Melany Wasko.

 

Ordinarily a special cloverleaf, made by Bob Workinger, is handed out to the first RV to register. This year the first one had to cancel, so no award was made.

Becky Brittingham invited folks to attend the Ohio State Rally, August 19-21.

Joe Duggins mentioned the Kentucky State Rally, September 9-11.

Marty said the 2017 District 3 Rally will be May 19-21 at the Branch County Fairgrounds in Coldwater, MI.

A variety of delicious pies were then served, with an assortment of ice cream and toppings.

Sunday morning there was a non-denominational service led by Bob & Darlene Workinger. Darlene read a scripture and a variety of articles that gave everyone something to think about. Jeanne Hlas and Marty Hart assisted with a few readings. Bob gave a prayer for safe travels, good health for all, and God's blessings. Everyone gathered in a circle, held hands, and Darlene said a few words, ending with  . . . "until we meet again".

 

Submitted by:

Martha Hart

Secretary, District 3

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