1st Annual Tin Can Tourists Race to the Rally Recap

The 1st Annual Tin Can Tourists Race to the Rally was held August 1 – 4, 2019 at the Whispering Pines Campground in Greenfield Center, NY. 

The rally was hosted by Beth Holcomb and campground owners Scott & Kim Foro.  A total of 12 vintage rigs attended the rally ranging from a 1949 Higgins camp trailer to a 2019 Airstream Serenity. 

The rally kicked off with pizza, introductions and a new member initiation which he passed with flying colors!  Friday was a free day to go to the Saratoga racetrack, enjoy the peace and quiet of the campground or climb nearby Spruce Mountain, home of a 73-foot-tall fire tower, to name just a few activities.  Saturday kicked off with a delicious continental breakfast prepared by Sweet Cheeks Confectionary, also owned by Kim Foro. 

We held a campground open house from noon to 3:00 pm to give the seasonal and weekend campers an opportunity to tour the rigs and meet the owners.  Rally attendee and musician Rob Pulsifer provided the entertainment during the open house – he rocked!  After a tasty barbeque dinner, we had another new member initiation and the rally winners were announced. 

The winner of the 1st Annual Tin Can Tourists Race to the Rally with his 1949 Higgins camp trailer was Chad Sherman (who was also the youngest rally attendee at 19 years of age!).  Placing (a.k.a. second place in horse race lingo) was Gail Buck with her 1953 Airstream Clipper and showing (a.k.a. third place) was Dave, Gayle and Charlie Bennett with their 1961 Nomad. 

Capping off the evening was a presentation by Anne Clothier, Director of Education with the Saratoga County Historical Society and Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, NY.  We enjoyed Anne’s presentation called “Passing the Time in Saratoga County: 1800-1960” and learned what tourists in the area did for fun in the 19th and 20th centuries.  

A HUGE thank you to Scott & Kim Foro, my awesome husband, Dave, for helping me pull this off and everyone who attended the Race to the Rally!!!  It was a winner!!!!!!

Rally Host: Beth Holcomb (bholcomb@colgate.edu)

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