The Good Sam Club, the world’s largest membership organization for RV owners, will honor RV-friendly businesses during a dinner tonight (June 16) in Louisville.
Good Sam will hand out its Second Annual Welcome Mat Awards during the Great North American RV Rally, which opens today.
The rally, sponsored by Affinity Group Inc. (AGI), Good Sam’s parent, will continue through Thursday (June 19).
TL Enterprises Inc., publisher of RV Business and RVBUSINESS.COM, also is a unit of AGI.
The Welcome Mat Award winners also will be honored tonight during the rally’s opening night event in Freedom Hall, featuring popular country music singer Lee Greenwood.
Here are the 2003 Welcome Mat Award winners:
Best casino: Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nev.
Best craft store: Michaels Stores.
Best dinghy vehicle: Saturn.
Best fast-food restaurants: McDonald’s.
Best fuel/gas stations: Flying J.
Best Golf Course: Outdoor Resort – Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Calif.
Best Good Sam RV park: America’s Best Campground, Branson, Mo.
Best motor oil: Pennzoil.
Best NASCAR event: Daytona 500.
Best outlet mall: The Outlets at Castle Rock, Castle Rock, Colo.
Best pet supply stores: PETsMART.
Best propane outlet: Flying J.
Best Canadian province to visit in an RV: British Columbia.
Best restaurant: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.
Best consumer RV show: Florida RV Supershow.
Best Shopping center: Wal-Mart.
Best state to fish: Alaska.
Best state to visit in an RV: Colorado.
Best tourist attraction: Walt Disney World, Orlando.
Best tow vehicle: Dodge Ram.
Good Sam’s nearly 1 million members voted for the Welcome Mat winners on the Good Sam website, www.goodsamclub.com, and on ballots available in “Highways,” the magazine sent to all Good Sam member households. Ballots also were included in “Lifetimer,” the newsletter sent exclusively to Good Sam lifetime members.