Wow another successful New Jersey State Rally has come and gone. It is my privilege and honor to say we had nineteen coaches attend this year’s rally and signed up four new members. I would like to thank my wife Lynn, Bill and Angela Mannion, and Mike and Barbara Agrati for all their help in making this rally such a huge success.
Steve Minghenelli owner of Dylan’s RV came through again with a huge donation; tee shirts, back packs and other goodies which made it possible to keep our rally cost down. Autumn and Anthony, Dylan’s employees showed up with a coach Dylan’s supplied so they could attend our rally and show even more dealer support. Dylan’s generous donation made it possible to take our rally attendees out for two delicious dinners. I would like to acknowledge Little Italy restaurant for their fine food and service and my good friend Tony Piekart owner of the El Coronado Café for opening his restaurant and letting us have a private party. Last but certainly not least, the Cape May KOA for hosting our rally. It is a beautiful campground and is accessible to all Cape May and Wildwood has to offer. Special thanks goes out to Karen the rally coordinator for letting us use her golf cart so Angela Mannion could get around with her bad foot.
We opened our rally with a pizza party and campfire. It was great to meet so many new members and friends. Friday was a little rainy but everyone came to our breakfast which consisted of bacon and eggs. Everyone was then off sightseeing and catching up with old friends. We finished off the day with a sit down dinner at Little Italy restaurant and a nice campfire and music. Saturday morning started the day with a pancake and sausage breakfast. It was then my pleasure to take all who wanted to go into Cape May for a walking tour of this fine historic city. Some of us old timers even climbed to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse. Saturday night’s dinner was held at the El Coronado’s Café which was opened to us exclusively. Tony supplied us with a great buffet and topped it off with cake and coffee. Afterward we had a campfire with music supplied by my good friend and fellow member John Hetzler. Sunday morning was as it usually is a sad day saying our goodbyes over donuts and coffee. I certainly came away with the pleasure of making some new friends and renewed friendships with others. I would also like to thank the members of the Hudson Aires, and New England Aires who graciously attended our rally. It is nice to know we support each other’s events.
I want to personally thank everyone who came to this rally and made it a huge success. Without all of you this would not have been possible.
Thomas and Lynn Gingerelli (21978)