b'ARVC OHCEfrom page 16Some also noted that the system seemed to take some time to get used to for both vendors andattendees. ARVC also handed out its annual Awards of Excellence. The Park of the Year Awards are asignature part of ARVCs Awards of Excellence, which are presented annually to the standoutparks and individuals in the outdoor hospitality industry, according to ARVC officials.The parks that receive the Park of the Year honor are at the pinnacle of the industry,said Bambei. These parks are not only wonderful destinations with fantastic amenities butmore importantly the owners and staff at these parks continually provide over-the-top cus-tomer service. Even in a difficult year, these parks still found a way to go above and beyondin efforts, by providing world-class amenities, experiences and customer service. Winners of various awards included: Park of the Year: Small Park of the Year: Beaver Dam Campground, Berwick, MaineMedium Park of the Year: Yogi Bears Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Kozy Rest, Harrisville, Pa. Large Park of the Year: Evergreen Campsites & Resort, Wild Rose, Wisc.Mega Park of the Year: Myrtle Beach Travel Park, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Plan-It Green Friendly Park:(Small/Medium Category): Yogi Bears Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest, Harrisville, Penn. (Large/Mega Category): Evergreen Campsites & Resort, Wild Rose, Wisc. Stan Martin Award:Sessions at ARVCs OHCE included live videos of the speakers involvedBobby Cornwell, executive director, Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgroundsand a chat area that allowed participants to chat or ask questions. and Alabama Association of RV Parks and CampgroundsPioneer Award: Erv Banes, longtime owner of Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Frankenmuth, Mich. Supplier of the Year: CampLife, Tyler Duffy, president, Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Campground Partner of the Year: Kim Huskey, vice president of government affairs, Cherrystone Family Camping Resort,Cape Charles, Va. State Leadership Award: Matt Rose, state executive for the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association-Recre-ation Vehicle Indiana Council, Indianapolis State Directory of the Year:Small Association Category: Louisiana Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds(LARVC)Medium Association Category: Ohio Campground Owners Association (OCOA)Large Association Category: Maine Campground Owners Association (MECOA) 2020 Herb Strauss Educational Impact Award: Kelly Jones, The Jenkins Organization, Houston, Texas ARVC Foundation Above and Beyond Award: Marshall & Sterling Campground & Hospitality Insurance Program, Monticello, N.Y. ARVC also held its elections for seats that needed to be filled on the associations boardof directors. Below are the results:Area 1: Michelle Gustine, Nelsons Family Campground, East Hampden, Conn., andWolfs Den Family Campground, East Hadden, Conn. Area 2: Eileen Vaughan, OHM, Mountain Vista Campground, East Stroudsburg, Pa. Area 3: Jim Button, OHE, CPO, Evergreen Campsites & Resort, Wild Rose, Wisc. Area 4: Michael Hobby, CPO, OHC, Moon Landing RV Park & Marina and LighthouseRV Park & Marina, Cross Hill, S.C. Area 5: Ed Miller, Rush No More Campground, RV Park and Cabins, Sturgis, S.D. Area 6: Robert Rolle, OHC, Rolles Lynda Vista RV Park, Yuma, Ariz.The ARVC Foundation also held its auction throughout the week to benefit its scholarshipfund and disaster relief efforts that it provides to RV parks and campgrounds across NorthAmerica. ARVC raised nearly $19,000 during the auction. WCMPilot Rock Introduces a Fire Ring Lockout CoverPilot Rock, a divi-sion of R.J. ThomasMfg. Co., has intro-ducedanewFireRing Lockout Coverto its array of prod-uct offerings.The lockout is foruse when a fire banis in place or when-ever a campgroundowner wants to takesome fire rings outof service.Featuring a steelcover, it slides ontothecampfireringandhookstotheunderside of the flange, around the TheModelFLC/B-30 lockouttop of the ring. One hook is pad- cover is designed to fit most Pilotlocked into place so the cover cannot Rock campfire rings with a 30-inchbe removed, but you can easily take inside diameter.it off when it is safe for campers to Formoreinformationheadtoburn again, noted the release. www.pilotrock.com. WCM36 -December 2020Woodalls Campground Management'