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MARVAC Flint Camper & RV Show coming to Perani

FLINT —The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 38th Annual Flint Camper & RV Show, March 19-22, 2015, at the Perani Arena & Event Center (located just south of I-69 at the Center Road Exit).

On display throughout the entire facility will be 85 new recreation vehicles including folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel travel trailers, ranging in price from $7,000 to $120,000. Special discounts include folding campers from $5,000; trailers from $10,000; and motorhomes from $46,000.

Booths featuring parts and accessories, campground information, on site RV financing and RV rentals make this the complete RV show experience.

The new 2015 RV & Campsite, a guide to camping in Michigan, will be available free to visitors.

The 38th Annual MARVAC Flint Camper & RV Show will be held March 19-22 at the Perani Arena & Event Center and is open weekdays 2-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost for adult admission (ages 13 and up) is $7; senior admission (ages 55 and over) is $6; and children 12 and under get in free. Parking is free.

Coupons for $1-off admission are available at, area Big Boy restaurants, the Flint Journal, The View Newspapers and Dort Federal Credit Union with seven locations in the Flint area. Consumers can also register to win free tickets to the show at, compliments of Big Boy restaurants.

The show is sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), a member organization representing all aspects of the camping and RV industries.

Details: Call 517-349-8881 or visit — G.G.

Hurley Medical Center, YMCA to host Camp Move It

FENTON TWP. — Hurley Medical Center’s Wellness Services and the YMCA of Greater Flint are joining forces to offer “CAMP MOVE IT” – an overnight camp for kids 7-12 years old who may be struggling with their weight and/or would benefit by learning how to live and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

This camp takes place at Camp Copneconic in Fenton Township July 26 – 31.

A Health Innovations grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is helping fund the supplies for camp as well as fund scholarships for children with financial need. The camp is normally over $500 but Hurley can support 10-12 children with this scholarship funding.

Transportation by bus can be arranged for the whole family from the Downtown Flint YMCA location on drop-off and pickup dates (July 26 and 31).

Details: Call 810-262-7898. — G.G.

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