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Imperial County, Calif., celebrated Wednesday (Jan. 27) the 25th anniversary of the Sunbeam Lake RV Resort in Seeley, the Imperial Valley News reported. District 3 Supervisor Michael Kelley and RV Park Manager Ed McGrew addressed a crowd of 150 resort residents in attendance.

“It’s wonderful to see the great turnout we received at today’s celebration, including the enthusiasm and excitement of the park residents,” said Kelley.  “The winter visitors, those we affectionately refer to as snowbirds, make such a positive impact to the community by spending locally. I am happy to have had the opportunity to welcome and thank them today.”

The Sunbeam Lake RV Resort is a close-knit, sociable community. About 85% of the park consists of winter visitors from northern, colder states and Canada.  The rest are permanent residents of the county.

There are about 600 people at the RV resort. Various recreational programs and activities are offered to the residents, including sports, such as softball and pickleball, exercise activities such as aqua aerobics and line dancing, games, such as bingo and shuffleboard, and other clubs and weekly gatherings that are organized among the park residents.

The countyacquired the leasehold interest in the Sunbeam Lake RV Park in 2011.  Following the county’s acquisition of the RV park, the county completed some improvements to the property and then hired RVMGMT LLC to provide management services for the RV park.

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