March 2019 Rally

The March Rally hosted by Bill and Shelley Townsend was held at the Lumberton KOA March 14-17, 2019.

Attendees were The Deckers, Bennetts, Martins, Townsends, Hamernicks, Hvizdaks, Lloyds, Penningtons, Sheltons, and Morgans. Potential new members, Vic and Dawn Cocowitch, also joined us for the rally.

 

 

The rally started off with the traditional Happy Hour on Thursday followed by a meal provided by the Hosts. Everyone enjoyed renewing friendships and catching up on recent adventures.

 

 

 

Friday morning, everyone departed for a local plant tour (Titan Flow Control, Inc). Titan was formed by several executives of another company who were the victims of a merger. The owners are all local and have found a niche market in the industrial valve and strainer market.

They currently have three facilities in Lumberton and a backlog of orders. A couple of the ladies almost decided to pass on the trip, but both admitted that they were very glad they didn’t.  Bill had asked Nancy Becker to provide a simplified Unit Logo for Titan to look at. Toward the end of the tour, we got to see their CNC Water Jet Cutter in operation and everyone was treated to their own souvenir. Bill and Shelley mounted theirs at the top of their entrance door.

Friday afternoon consisted of seminars and discussions led by Bob Bennett.  Happy hour followed at the usual time.  Dinner was held at a local BBQ and seafood restaurant where no one went away hungry.

 

 

 

Saturday morning, we all drove over to Fayetteville to visit the U.S, Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum.

 

 

 

On our return to the campground we were met by Gary and Linda Coyle who came from SC to spend the afternoon. Gary brought along his tools and treated everyone to a lesson in maintaining our trailer hitches complete with on site adjustments where requested.

 

Supper was a Low Country Shrimp Boil prepared on site by a local caterer.

 

 

The rally officially ended Sunday morning after a continental breakfast served by the hosts.

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