The awful events occurring in New York and Washington last week did not stand in the way of the Good Sam Club having a successful rally in Pueblo, Colo., last weekend, according to Sharla Hayward, Colorado State director of Good Sam, a provider of financial and membership services to RV enthusiasts.

Good Sam is a unit of Affinity Group, which also is the parent of TL Enterprises Inc., publisher of RVBUSINESS.COM and RV Business magazine.

A total of 552 people and 277 RV units congregated at the Colorado State Fairgrounds for the rally, Hayward said.

“Colorado Samboree was a huge success,” she said. “Our theme was Yankee Doodle Fall Samboree — An All-American Celebration. And the spirit of the people was really great considering the tragedy. Our theme couldn’t have been more appropriate.”