About 300 RVers will gather next week at Beech Bend Campground in Bowling Green, Ky., for the National African American RVer’s Association regional rally.

The Bowling Green Daily News reported that beginning Sunday (June 7), members of the National African American RV Association (NAARVA) from 16 states will spend a week touring the area, participating in RV-related seminars, hearing from RV vendors and socializing.

“It’s an opportunity to meet people from all across the U.S. with a common lifestyle,” said Carolyn Buford of Kansas City, Mo., regional director of NAARVA. “We learn a lot about how to maintain our RVs, and we meet old friends and new friends.”

She and her husband have been RVers since 1969. They love “the freedom to go where we want and still have a comfortable dwelling to come back to,” she said. “It’s just a lifestyle that we love.

NAARVA is a national nonprofit organization started in 1993, when a group of friends launched the largest gathering of African-American RVers ever held up to that point. Now, the organization has 47 local chapters, divided into four regions.

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