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Construction got underway this week on a new 22,500 square-foot pavilion, part of a 27-acre expansion project on the east side of the RV/MH Hall of Fame grounds on the northeast side of Elkhart, Ind.

“It’s a year-round usage pavilion,” RV/MH Heritage Foundation President Darryl Searer told RVBusiness Saturday (May 4) morning regarding the pavilion, which is to include space for seating, storage, multiple restrooms and a kitchen prep area. “That pavilion is part of phase one of the 27 acres east of the building to be landscaped and hard-surfaced. And, I should add, it’s not your normal pavilion. It’s heated and air-conditioned and will have glass panels in the doors so that if you have an event going on and the weather becomes inclement, you put the doors down and you still see outside. So, it’s going to be a great thing.” 

The whole expansion project, he added, opens up opportunities for the Hall of Fame and the integrated Northern Indiana Event Center to expand rental options, including hosting consumer-related events.

“Going forward, after September, for the next 11 months, the Hall of Fame will be able to host many types of activities there, including RV rallies,” added Searer. “I think even the manufactured housing people are going to be looking at it to see if they can do something there.”