Evansville, Ind.-based American RV Center recently wrapped up its annual customer appreciation campout. This year, the event drew close to 900 people, filling all 205 sites in the campground at nearby Harmonie State Park.
According to a press release, the annual event includes a collection for the Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” program, a local organization dedicated to supplying toys for the holidays to families in need. Customers who attended the four-day event donated 300 new toys and almost $3,200 in cash to the cause, earning American RV Center the Commander’s Award from Toys for Tots.
Another local business, Carts Gone Wild, partnered with American RV Center to build a custom golf cart for a raffle, further increasing the donations this year. American RV Sales Manager Chad Bruce noted that according to their contact at Toys for Tots, this was the largest single location donation in recent memory, which “exemplifies American RV’s commitment to the community.”
American RV’s annual customer appreciation campout is an invitation-only event held the first weekend in November each year. The event includes catered meals, seminars, vendor spotlights, games and activities, a chili cookoff and local live entertainment.
American RV Center President J.B. Strassweg addressed the crowd by thanking them for allowing his family to give back to the customers who have helped build the family owned and operated business to where it is today.