Marie Howard is making the Rio Grande Valley a safer and friendlier place for Winter Texans to visit with her Casa del Valle RV Resort in Alamo, Texas, which recently received the Texas Recreational Vehicle Association’s (TRVA) coveted Park of the Year award.
Howard runs the day-to-day affairs at the park at 1048 N. Alamo Road, The Monitor of McAllen reported. It serves as a retirement community for its roughly 750 residents who come from across the country to escape to warmer climates during the winter season.
“This award is not just for me,” Howard said, “but for everyone who makes this the greatest resort in the Rio Grande Valley.”
One group of people working to make Casa del Valle a great place to live are the First Responder Program members at the RV park. The program is composed of retired nurses, doctors and EMTs that continue to provide first-aid support for RV parks across the Rio Grande Valley.
“I’m very blessed with having lots of first responders,” Howard said. She noted that the First Responders Program helps boost the morale of its members as well.
“When you use people, and you make people wanted and needed, they’re happy,” she said.