Bingo, golf, dancing, socials, a movie night ... FMCA has arranged a fantastic lineup of fun to energize everyone at its Indianapolis convention August 27 to 30, 2012, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
The fun starts early. Play “Card Bingo” on Saturday, August 25, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Get together with friends and meet new FMCA members while playing card bingo — with a few twists thrown in — and the chance to win some great prizes.
The fun continues on Sunday, August 26, with FMCA’s “Formula For Fun” Golf Outing at the Sycamore Course of Eagle Creek Golf Club, sponsored by ACC Warranty Group, C11761. Check-in at the course begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. This Pete Dye-designed course was the site of the 1982 USGA Public Links Championship and is a blend of hilly terrain, tree-lined fairways, and water holes with a traditional links-style flavor.
The event is limited to 144 players, and four-person teams will be chosen based on handicaps. Participants will enjoy driving range privileges; prizes for overall and hole winners; appetizers/dinner at the awards presentation; unlimited beverages on the course and at the awards presentation; and staged carts for easy bag loading. The cost is $50 per player. Registrations can be made by calling FMCA’s national office at (800) 543-3622 or (513) 474-3622.
On Sunday evening, attendees can settle back for Movie Night, as FMCA presents Hoosiers at the Pioneer Our Land Pavilion beginning at 7:00 p.m., courtesy of Fleetwood RV Inc., C985, an FMCA One Star sponsor. This classic sports movie, starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Oscar-nominated Dennis Hopper, was inspired and loosely based on the true story of the Milan Indians, a small-town Indiana school that won the 1954 state high school basketball championship. Complimentary popcorn and other treats will be available during the movie.
The Family Reunion officially kicks off on Monday, August 27, and what better way to get the festivities started than a rousing musical performance by FMCA’s very own Frustrated Maestros beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the daytime entertainment stage in the West Pavilion. This eclectic ensemble is composed of members from the various Frustrated Maestros chapters and has been a favorite at Family Reunions and conventions since the first Frustrated Maestros chapter was formed in 1981.
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. Monday, the gates to the outdoor exhibit area will open for the traditional Motorhome Preview, which will continue until 8:30 p.m. Come and get an early look at the newest motorhome models on display and enjoy the festive atmosphere as company representatives answer questions and point out some of the fabulous features found in these homes on wheels. Manufacturers will accentuate their exhibits with lights, decorations, music, giveaways, and more. Adding to the upbeat mood in the coach display area will be music from Dixieland Jazz, an offshoot of the Frustrated Maestros.
Beginning Tuesday and continuing through the remainder of the Family Reunion, Morning Coffee Hour will commence at the West Pavilion from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Begin your mornings with coffee, hot chocolate, and doughnuts, courtesy of Roadmaster Inc., C2952, an FMCA Five Star sponsor.
Pick up a copy of the Indianapolis Star, while supplies last, and also the “Formula For Fun” daily newsletter, sponsored by Alliance Coach, C11904, an FMCA Five Star sponsor. The Frustrated Maestros will provide entertainment from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. each of these days, and they also will perform on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning at 2:00 p.m.
That night head over to Exposition Hall for Square, Round, and Line Dancing with Jack Ingle, sponsored by Twin Peaks RV Insurance, C7669, an FMCA One Star sponsor, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Jack has been a square-dance caller for more than 20 years and also has taught this fun dance. Everyone from first-time do-si-doers to advanced dancers can participate in this upbeat activity.
At 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Bob’s Cats, a select group of Frustrated Maestros, will entertain the crowd lining up for the Ice Cream Social, which commences at 1:00 p.m. at the West Pavilion. Enjoy a tasty cool treat with friends during this traditional FMCA gathering, courtesy of Miller Insurance Agency, C3045, an FMCA Two Star sponsor.
On Thursday, August 30, the Ladies’ Social, sponsored by Kiley Mold, C7252, an FMCA One Star sponsor, will take place in the Farm Bureau Building beginning at 3:00 p.m. Get together with old friends and make new acquaintances while enjoying refreshments during this fun-filled gathering.
Make sure to keep your schedule free at different times during the daytime hours to enjoy the varied activities and entertainment that's been scheduled for FMCA's "Formula For Fun" Family Reunion this August.