Members of the Australasian Touring Caravan, Motorhome and Camping Club have selected the City of Grafton as a gathering point and a place to host a meeting for the Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales delegation.
Barry and Lee Follers, part of the delegation’s organising committee and Grafton residents, said the event, from February 28 to March 9, would see members arriving at the Grafton showgrounds up to two days prior to the start of the rally, to assist the delegates in setting up the venue.
“While in the district members would visit many local attractions including the Carrs Peninsula Olive Farm, Schaeffer House and Ross McLeod, the bell man [at Lawrence], together with a number of sporting activities including golf, lawn bowls, disc bowls and several scenic drives within the area,” Mr Follers said.
Cec Ward, the Southern Queensland delegate, said “our members are encouraged to spend their money within the selected town”.
“A record of their expenditure is kept to help demonstrate the benefits to the community they visit.
“At our last rally held in the town of Lowood, our members spent the sum of $18893.90 and hopefully Grafton will be no different.
“Our members visit many communities throughout the year and at the Grafton rally we are expecting over 25 vans.
“We hope to bring more than 50 people into the Grafton community … spending money to help boost the local economy.”
During the 9-day event, the club’s members will be wearing the club logo.
“We encourage locals to say hello,” Mr Ward said.
Local community caravan and motor home owners, who would like to know more about the Australasian Touring Caravan and Camping Club, please call into the showground, where you will be made very welcome.