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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Party's Over.... RVers & Vendors Leave the Winnebago Grand National Rally

So that's how they move
hundreds of chairs....

They are put on pallets &
move them to storage.

Canvas roofs have been
removed from the

computers have been
 packed up & moved.

Drivers will bring the
RVs back to Lichtinn
RV's sales lot.

Vendors pack up and move on to the next RV rally.  There are many large RV rallies each summer with more opportunities to make sales.

Hundreds of RVs have
already left the Winnebago
Rally Grounds.

All packed up & heading 
for the Main Gate.

Hanging bikes from the
ladder at the back of

On the road again....

Some RVers are going home.  Others are continuing their summer trips. Safe travels!

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Volunteer Appreciation Brunch at the Winnebago Grand National Rally in Forest City, Iowa

After the Closing Ceremony,
Rally Volunteers go to the
Flying W for the Volunteer
Appreciation Brunch.

Winnebago Rally organizers
thank several hundred
volunteers for making the
Rally run smoothly.

Breakfast included the

I can never remember the Food Pyramid....  Too complicated. 

Dairy, Meats,
Fruits & Grains

Eric and I were delighted with the formal appreciation from Rally Organizers, the hearty breakfast and the chance to talk with fellow volunteers.

The Closing Ceremony at the Winnebago Grand National Rally

Rally Organizers were 

The 2016 Winnebago
Grand National Rally
theme was unveiled...

Many Borders
No Boundaries

The WIT Singers sang
their final song..

 WIT flags were lowered.

After the flags were folded,
the crowd started to

We heard engines in the distance as motorhomes and trailers formed a line to leave the Rally Grounds.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

An Evening of Beatles Music with American English at the Winnebago Grand National Rally

American English "invaded" the Winnebago Grand National Rally.

She Loves You,
Yah, Yah, Yah

Young Hines, Eric Michaels, James Paul Lynch and Tom Gable tour the country, honoring the legend of The Beatles.

The Audience is on their
feet for Twist & Shout.

Ahh....  the memories...  I was seven years old when The Beatles "invaded America" on February 7, 1964.

Another great night for a concert.

We All Live in a 
Yellow Submarine...

All too soon, the concert ended.  The audience loves American English!

The Crafts Competition at the Winnebago Grand National Rally in Forest City, Iowa

My second volunteer job at the Winnebago Grand National Rally is to monitor the Crafts Competition in the Red Oaks Lodge.  It's my job to greet visitors and make sure that people aren't handling the crafts.

Judges awarded ribbons for first, second and third place in each category.

Sewing Projects

The tote bag won
this category.

Water Color Paintings

The White Heron won
First Place.


Acrylic Paintings

This painting was
awarded Second Place.

Paintings & awarded


The one on the right
won the Blue Ribbon.

The wine holder looks like
an optical illusion.

The wooden bowl is

Paper Crafts

I spent a lot of time
examining the
paper flowers.

Beautiful Quilts &
the Judges' awards.

My favorite is the

Embroidery &
Needle Point
crafts & their

First Place in Knitting was
awarded to a Mastectomy

The "Knitted Knockers" made by this crafter are donated to doctors offices, cancer survivor groups, the American Cancer Association and rehabilitation centers in Illinois.

The work is 

The Best in Show Ribbons have
been awarded to a woodwork
piece & embroidery work.

Many people stopped in to examine the Crafts Competition.