Around 2,600 people in 1,300 RVs were expected to attend this week’s Escapees RV Club 39th Fall Escapade in Goshen, Ind., according to the Elkhart Truth.
Escapees members began gathering at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds on Sunday (Sept. 14) and they are expected to remain there through Friday (Sept. 19).
The rally is expected to pump $1 million into the Goshen area economy in the form of spending by Escapees members at local stores. Club members also will be able to attend some 68 seminars on topics ranging from computers and genealogy to traveling in Mexico, volunteering at a state park in Alaska and dog massage.
People who are not Escapees members can pay $8 to browse the craft booths. The patriotic program scheduled for this afternoon (Sept. 16) will be free.
The 15,000-member Escapees organization, based in Livingston, Tex., comprises people mainly in their 50s through 70s who live in their RVs for extended periods of time, some full-time. One of the Escapees’ most popular services is forwarding mail to members while they are on the road.