The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) raised a record $48,000 Monday (May 7) night in its annual auction, which provides funding for the association’s government affairs program.

According to a press release, the auctioned items included vacations at a Texas dude ranch, major advertisements on TexasCampgrounds.com and in the 250,000-circulation Texas RV Travel and Camping Guide, and a park model cabin donated by Athens Park Homes.

The Monday night event at Guadalupe River RV Resort in Kerrville, Texas, capped a second day of activities at TACO’s Spring Convention and Tradeshow.

The day began with a membership meeting, during which time TACO officials reported that the association is in strong financial health and the organization is making continued investments to bolster its membership and improve its online marketing efforts through TexasCampgrounds.com and TexasCabinRentals.net.

The association’s trade show was held at the neighboring Inn of the Hills, with 35 vendors in attendance, including TengoInternet, Athens Park Homes and representatives from several front desk management and online reservation systems, including Campground Automation, Leisure Interactive, Mission Management Information Systems, and RMS North America. Electrical product vendors included Eaton Corp., Peak Energy Technology and Utility Supply Group.