Pick a caravan that suits your needs and wishes. Caravans are often lasting from ten days to over two months.
The cost can vary widely. It is dependent on the cost of facilities used and the quantity of events included in the Kitty Fee. In any case, WBCCI Caravans are operated AT COST and any funds not used are returned to the caravanners - this means that our per day cost is about 50% of what a commercial caravan can offer.
WBCCI Units, Regions and National sponsor caravans. Unit Caravans tend to be shorter in length and may be limited to local areas. Region Caravans often travel within the limits of an individual Region since the leaders may have intimate knowledge of that area. National Caravans that travel throughout the US, Canada (and soon to Mexico) tend to be extensive and repeated year after year if popularity demands it. WBCCI also conducts overseas Caravans in conjunction with the International Caravanning Association, these Caravans are advertised in the “Blue Beret” magazine.
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Dutch Oven Cobbler from theironflame.com
Dutch Oven Seminar
Sunday June 30 12:00 to 1:30
This recipe is a great introduction to Dutch Oven cobblers. Bring the ingredients and your oven. You can use any fruit you wish and I prefer using fruit pie filling. If you only have a 10 inch oven, bring it and plan on making a great dessert.
When finished, you can share this dessert with those watching, or take it back to your rig and share with your neighbors.
Dutch Oven Size: 12″ Dutch Oven
Place Camp Dutch Oven over 15 hot charcoal briquettes. Pour contents of peach cans into oven. Spread dry cake mix evenly over peaches. Sprinkle cinnamon over all to taste. Cut butter or margarine into equal slices and arrange on top. Put lid on top of oven and place 10 hot charcoal briquettes in a checkerboard pattern on top. Bake
Reprinted from the WBCCI Blue Beret, written and compiled by by Sally Elmlinger
Our apologies to Sally for prior lack of attribution.
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We are getting closer to the time of our 56th WBCCI International Conven-tion/Rally in Huron, SD. The word from those “in the know” is that Splash CentralWaterpark will be opening in May 2013,so it will be waiting for us when we arrivein June!! However, when you begin wish-ing for “warm” weather, just remember later what you wished for.A number of famous people have lived in Huron and one of those was a formerVice President of the United States, Hubert Horatio Humphrey. His father owned a pharmacy in town and the building still stands with the name Humphrey DrugStore on it. The business today is run by Humphrey’s nephew, though there is no longer a pharmacy, just a gift store.
When Mr. Humphrey was attending the University of Minnesota, his father had to call him home to help manage the pharmacy because of the great depression. Be sure to visit the Humphrey Drug Store in downtown Huron. Mr. Humphrey then attended the Capitol College of Pharmacy in Denver,CO and in 1933 became a registered pharmacist. After his marriage to Muriel Fay Buck in Huron in 1936, he returned to the University of Minnesota earning a B.A. degree in 1939. He received a M.A. in political science from Louisiana State University and later returned to the University of Minnesota to teach and do further graduate study. He made an unsuccessful run for mayor of Minneapolis in 1943, then returned to teaching while working other jobs at a radio station and managing an apartment building. He ran for mayor of Minneapolis again in 1945 and won, serving until 1948. He was elected to the U.S.Senate in 1948 serving as Democratic Whip from 1961 to 1964. President Lyndon B. Johnson selected Mr. Humphrey to run as his running mate in 1964 and Mr. Humphrey became the Vice President of the United States in a landslide victory. Mr. Humphrey ran for President in 1968 on the Democratic ticket losing to Richard M. Nixon by a narrow margin. He returned to teaching at the University of Minnesota and Macalester College. In 1971 he was returned to the U.S. Senate and served until 1978 when he died from cancer. His wife, Muriel, filled his Senate seat until November 1978 and did not run for the unexpired term. While you are in Huron, you can take a trip to the nearby town of De Smet,SD. De Smet is known as the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the “Little House on the Prairie” books. De Smetis 33.9 miles east of Huron on US-14. In the winter of 1879-80, the Ingalls family resided in a railroad surveyor’s house. In 1880 Mr. Ingalls filed his homestead and in 1887 Mr. Ingalls built the house that the family would reside in. The activities open Memorial Day weekend and include such activities as covered wagon rides, 1880s school session, ponies and horses, exhibits, etc. There is something for everyone. The Ingalls Homesteadis located at 20812 Homestead Road,De Smet, SD 57231. Phone number is 800-776-3594. There are sixteen other sites around the town of De Smet that were mentioned in Laura’s books including the cemetery where Laura’s parents, three sisters and baby brother were buried. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, 103 Olivet Ave SE, De Smet, SD 57231,phone number 605-854-3383, offers a one hour guided tour of some of these sites that were mentioned in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. June 29, 2013, there will be stock carraces at the State Fair Speedway located in Huron. You can walk to the races, but check with the Rally Information Desk or at the Huron Tourist Bureau for more information. Huron’s 4th of July celebration will be occurring at Campbell Park at the State Fairgrounds. Activities will include a parade, barbeque, vendor fair and fireworks. Check with the Rally Information Desk for more details. Other towns within an hour to an hour and a half distance will be having celebrations as well. Check the South Dakota Tourism site on the Internet to find where they are. Calling all birders! If you are interested in birding, you can call Glacial Lakes & Prairies Tourism at 1-800-244-8860 for a free SD Birding Trail brochure. The closest places to Huron are just outside of town west on US-14 and is called MagaTa-Hohpi WPA or east on US-14 near DeSmet is the De Smet Forest and LakeThompson Recreation Area. For those of you coming to the rally with young children, you might choose to visit Aberdeen, SD, north of Huron on US-281 prior to arrival in Huron. There is a Wylie Park Campground as well as Storybook Land including The Land ofOz, rides and other attractions. Check the Internet for rates and hours. Anyone who will be staying in or around the Huron area until July 13 and 14, 2013, you might consider heading over to Brookings, SD, at the junction of US-14 and I-29, for their Summer Arts Festival located at Pioneer Park on US-14/6th St. between Western Ave. and First Ave. Parking is off site at First Bank & Trust parking lot at 6th Street and 22nd Ave. Shuttle buses will run continuously during the festival. Public parking is available on side streets and public parking lots downtown as well as pay-to-park lots north and northwest of festival. In addition to over 200 artists from all over the USA with their handcrafted works of art, there will be gourmet and ethnic food booths, children’s area for fun and educational activities and entertainers throughout Pioneer Park. Goto Brookings, SD Summer Arts Festival on the Internet to find out more. We just happened upon this festival on our way to Huron last year and would have loved to have stopped if we could have found a place to park. I would recommend going early. Parking is off site at First Bank & Trust parking lot at 6th Street and 22nd Ave. Shuttle buses will run continuously during the festival. Public parking is available on side streets and public parking lots downtown as well as pay-to-parklots north and northwest of festival. RV parking appeared to be at a premium. I hope that you have enjoyed reading these articles on Huron and it has peaked your interest in the many things that there are to do and see around the town as well as nearby. See you in Huron!
HURON, SD 2013
This is a description of the seminars for the International rally to be held in Huron, SD this summer. Check your program for the times and places of the seminars as soon as you arrive at the rally. -Darrell Waters
Membership Growth Seminar by Mona Heath and Teresa Taylor, Oregon Unit President and Membership Chairman
Introduction to Caravanning Seminars By: R.B. Bernd July 1, 2, 3, from 1:00 - 4:00
If you have not had the pleasure of going on a caravan, this program will provide you with valuable information that will undoubtedly enhance your first caravanning experience. If you have caravanning experience and are now thinking about being a Caravan Leader Introduction to Caravanning will definitely help you move forward with your plans. Each person who registers for the program will be given a comprehensive folder of materials. It’s an excellent resource for caravaners and aspiring caravan leaders. Those who attend all three days of the seminar series will be presented with an official “WBCCI Certificate of Completion” as well as a copy of the very handy WBCCI Caravan Handbook. Successful completion of this seminar is a pre-requisite to leading a National Caravan.
Presented by the Huron Chamber of Commerce or Huron Residents
Murals-on-the-Town, Huron -- Megan Benker (Huron) June 26, 2:30 – 3:30, Expo MainThe Murals on the Town project is a spectacular arts project. Using city buildings as its canvas, the community of Huron tells its story through colorful murals, which are easily visible to pedestrians and passing traffic. The project was designed to improve the streetscape and to highlight the unique features of the City for public enjoyment. Revitalization, beautification and civic pride are all direct results of the mural project. Several murals present a visual history of landmarks and events in Huron's past. New murals are added each year.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Dianne Mollner June 29, 3:00 – 4:00, Room Tech A
Please join the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society as we share the history and some of the wonderful memories Laura Ingalls wilder tells us about in her "Little House Series". Laura said she had lived it all, from pioneer days to modern times and she didn't want those memories to be lost.
"The Memorable Journey" Sacagawea and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Hetty Gray July 1, 9:00 – 10:00, Room Tech B
Clad in authentic dress and accompanied by a dog that portrays Meriwether Lewis' Newfoundland Seaman, listen as she describes her life and involvement in one of the most famous expeditions in American history. Hers is more than the story of an interpreter. Hers is the poignant tale that begins with tribal life in the west before America's westward expansion and culminates in the arduous trek led by true American heroes. Replete with details of the trip and its hardships, Sacagawea's story provides her audience with the viewpoint of a young woman from one culture working alongside men from another culture as they worked for a common goal. Facts abound, but humor adds zest and paints history as far more than a list of events and dates. History, in fact, is personal. Immerse yourself in the story of Sacagawea. Hers truly was "The Memorable Journey."
Dog Training- Pheasant Hunting, Kent Shelton, Huron July 2, 9:00 – 10:00, Vendor Area
This seminar will include picking a puppy through its intermediate training. Kent will have his dogs along to do some demonstrations for the audience. There will also be a question and answer session. Come on out and see just what dogs are capable of.
Sponsored by the Vintage Airstream Club
Discovering the Flavors That Make Wine Great, Kimber Moore, June 27, 1:00 – 2:30, Room Tech B
Presented by the Electronic Communications Committee
Life On The Road Seminars
Business on the Road Seminars, presented by Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, AEP, PFS, JD
Additional Seminars Quilters, Take Note!
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