Caravan Club members enjoying their muster at Murray Bridge
by warm and friendly reception at Murray Bridge
pours $75,000 into city's economy
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of the Australian Caravan Club poured almost $75,000 into SA's Murray Bridge
economy during their Chairman's Muster in the city.
Club chairman Craig Humphrey said this equated to around $850 per
About 170 members in 78 RVs and several cabins attended the gathering at
the Murray Bridge Marina and Caravan Park.
"They supported local businesses and clubs and were overwhelmed by the
warm and friendly reception they received from the local community," club
chairman Craig Humphrey said.
Members dined out, bought groceries, fuel and other essentials.
They also visited Willow Point winery and were fortunate to call at The
Bend Motorsport Park near Tailem Bend for a short tour and viewing of
racing cars from days gone by.
A highlight was a three-hour luncheon cruise on the Captain Proud
paddle river boat.
Members enjoyed an informative talk by Captain Chris Veenstra on the
history of the Murray River and the river boat trade.
took over a year and the ACC had great support from city
Other activities included self-drive trips
to the township of Hahndorf and the Monarto free range zoo, the largest in
the world by acreage.
"Planning for this had taken over a year and the ACC had great support
around the city," ACC member and Murray Bridge local
Ralph Michod said.
The club gave a special thank-you to Mayor Brenton Lewis and councillors
for their crucial support in making the muster a success.
“ACC members have visited areas of this great city
and have been overwhelmed with the very positive feedback.
"This highlights that the council and community
are really working together to showcase our region."
said Ralph Michod, who was part of the local organising committee,
including his wife Pat, together with Steve Evans and Barb Barty.
The club expressed its sincere appreciation and thanks to the city,
business community and the Murray Bridge Marina and Caravan Park for
being "fantastic hosts".
The local community, it said, had also helped make the muster the success
"This muster has been a truly unforgettable experience," Mr Humphrey said.
"Our members who attended returned to their homes across Australia with
memories formed and new friends made.
"The outcome from this muster proves that RVers and local communities can
both realise the rewards that result when we work together."
The club is now looking forward to its national
muster at Warrnambool in October.