The heat and humidity didn’t lower the enthusiasm at Prairie
Pines Campground in Rantoul where Mid-America Bounders
celebrated their 20th Anniversary. There were 47 people in
attendance, including 4 Charter members and 5 past members.
The rally started with a meet & greet on Thursday with snacks
to share. Friday morning, we were treated to pancakes and
sausages prepared by Pat Robison and Steve Rittenhouse. Friday
evening Pat and Steve cooked hamburgers and brats with
members bringing a variety of dishes to share.
Saturday’s celebration began with a history of Mid-America
Bounder presented by Carol Hardacre followed by Rick Groves
providing the blessing. We had a catered lunch of fried chicken,
pulled pork, mashed potatoes and greens beans. Master of
Ceremony for the celebration was Jerry Hardacre. Shirley Blair,
North Central Region VP of BOA, presented the club with a
certificate from Bounders of America commemorating our 20th
Anniversary. Bob and Paula Young were the longest, active
Then everyone participated in a drawing of prizes donated by RV
Vendors. A raffle for two Bounder chairs donated by Fleetwood
raised $195 for the treasury they were won by Tom
Hintermeister. Before we enjoyed the cake and ice cream the
50/50 drawing was conducted and won by Carol Robison.
Sunday morning breakfast was fresh donuts from Dunkin Donuts.
The Mid America Bounders’ anniversary was not only a milestone,
it was a chance for friends both old and new to celebrate a
common bond. Here’s to the next 20 years.
Welcome new members Tom and Karla Hintermeister, Tim and
Nancy Kois, Terry and Sue Johnson and Don and Vickie Sommers
with great new members MAB is assured to continue for many
The end of the rally season is fast approaching and we need to
think about MAB rallies for next year. If you are interested in
hosting or co-hosting a rally in 2018 contact Jerry Hardacre.
Several vendors donated prizes for our 20th Anniversary Rally in
SULLIVAN’S RV SUPERSTORE
RV AIR, INC.
GARRETT METAL DETECTORS
FLEETWOOD (REV GROUP)
VILLAGE OF RANTOUL
BANK OF RANTOUL
SHABBONA CREEK RV
A big thank you to all them, they helped to make our rally fun