Winnebago Industries, Inc. is having a Hillbilly Jamboree during the 42nd annual Winnebago-Itasca Travelers (WIT) Club Grand National Rally (GNR) scheduled July 17-22, 2011. Â
â€œGet your banjo, floppy straw hat and join over 2,000 attendees for the biggest Hillbilly Jamboree this side of the Mayberry,â€ said WIT General Manager Doug Formanek.Â â€œIt is sure to be a fun week full of good olâ€™ fashion fun and hospitality!â€
Held at the rally grounds across from Winnebago Industriesâ€™ headquarters in Forest City, the 42nd annual Grand National Rally promises to be an active week, filled with informative seminars, great entertainment, like two-time Grammy winner Joe Diffie, and events.
â€œWe have a number of new activities and events this year â€“ like a Hillbilly Moonshine Run for WIT members to compete in,â€ said Formanek.Â â€œWe will also have a chain saw artist and a hillbilly yard sale.Â Members wonâ€™t want to miss this event!â€
Although the rally officially doesnâ€™t begin until July 17, many WIT members start arriving as early as two to three weeks early for pre-rally events and to participate in Forest Cityâ€™s Puckerbrush Days activities. Â
â€œItâ€™s not too late to register,â€ Formanek added.Â â€œWIT members that are interested can call 1-800-643-4892, ext. 1, or visit www.witclub.com and click on the â€œSpecial GNR Editionâ€ tab for details about the event and registration information.â€
WIT, which has a membership of over 12,000 members, is open to anyone who owns a Winnebago Industries motor home.Â WIT members are eligible for special member benefits and can also participate in local, state, regional and special interest clubs, and travel on a variety of WIT Club managed special events called caravans and rallies.