Sunday, February 08, 2009

FMCA RV Rally Attendance Lowest Ever

BROOKSVILLE - The aerial photo of this week's motor coach rally showed it all.

There were more empty spaces than ever before.

Attendance is down. In fact, it's down by more than 50 percent compared to the first few years it was held in Brooksville more than a decade ago.

"There's definitely a drop off," said Marie Gelfand, one of the many vendors at the Southeast area Family Motor Coach Association rally. "I think it's the economy. The people who do it full-time don't have the investment money to do this as much. They're much more selective about where they go."

"There's a drop off in attendance this year, but I'm not sure if it's the economy or the Florida weather," said Dave Higman, who runs the Little Richard food vendor. "I just don't see as many motor homes."
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