Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) recognized the Scialdo Family, owners of the Herkimer Diamond KOA in New York, for 30 years of service to the KOA system during the annual KOA International Convention on Friday (Nov. 16) at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla.

“Our 30-year partnership award to the Scialdo family is a long overdue recognition for a wonderful family and a great KOA partner,” said KOA President Pat Hittmeier. “Many years ago my family and I were invited to spend a number of days on the Herkimer KOA, and I can tell you that it is still one of the highlights from when my kids were young and I still remember the warm welcome and hospitality, the great connection this family has with each other and with their guest, the enthusiasm they have for their many businesses the fun exciting way they approach their lives each day.

“We are truly blessed as a system to have such a great family as part of the KOA family,” Hittmeier said.

On hand to receive the award were Rudy and Rena Scialdo, as well as Dr. Renee Scialdo Shevat and husband Sam Shevat, current owners and operators of the campground and Herkimer Diamond Mine.