Thu Jun 27, 2019
Author: RV News
Construction is now underway at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana. The work is part of a growth strategy that includes a new pavilion and eventually adding a large event center.
The current project is focused on building a 22,500-square-foot pavilion, President of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation Darryl Searer said.
The Elkhart County Commissioners helped the plans move forward. They approved the Hall of Fame’s request to update development plans in the business-park zone to allow for new construction.
“The pavilion will include heating and air conditioning for year-round use and new parking. The site will be set in a large outdoor space that can host shows and rallies,” Searer said.
He expects the work to be nearing completion by the Aug. 5, Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. Searer said it’ll be finished by the 2019 September RV Open House in Elkhart.
“It’s truly a win ,win, win for Thor, the RVMH Hall and the greater Elkhart community ” Searer said. “We’re really excited about it.”
The pavilion is considered to be the first of three phases to update the Hall of Fame. Plans that have been in the works since 2016.
The other two phases call for building a 60,000-square-foot event center and renovating the existing space.
Searer said Phase 2 is on hold until money is raised for construction. Phase 3 can’t start until the new building is finished, he said.
“All those attending the induction dinner will be able to see all the improvements going on at the Hall, so we are encouraging RV and Manufactured Housing industries members to join in the celebration,” Searer said. “Everyone is welcome so we hope to see a large turnout for these honorees. Make a day of it by also signing up for our Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser.”
To make reservations for the induction dinner or the golf outing, click here.
They can also be made by phone, 574-293-2344 or by mail, 21565 Executive Parkway, Elkhart, Indiana 46514.