The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has announced that its official mascot and the Ambassador of the 2010 RV Centennial will begin a nationwide road trip to honor the people who love RVing and the workers who are the heart and soul of the RV industry.
RV companies and consumer shows participating in "Centennial Charlie's Cross-Country Caravan" will host the mascot - a large American black bear stuffed animal - for a few days before sending him on to his next stop on the 100-day tour.
"Since a central theme of the Centennial Celebration is a 'Salute to RV Workers,' we wanted to be sure to reach out to those workers with our Centennial Ambassador," said RVIA President Richard Coon. "We in the RV industry know that the hard-working men and women on the factory floors, in the offices and out in the field are the heart and soul of our industry."
During Charlie's visits, individuals will get to take photos with the bear, which will be included in a video chronicle of the mascot's tour. The video will be viewed at the industry-wide centennial celebration this June at the RV/Motorhome Hall of Fame. It will also be posted on YouTube.
Individuals interested in hosting Charlie during his tour are encouraged to contact the RVIA.