Barbara and Robert Thomas of Orland, Calif., were selected from nearly 100,000 entries as the big winners of the “Kamping In Style Giveaway,” sponsored by Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) and Keystone RV Co. The couple was surprised on their rural Orland farmstead Monday (Oct. 3) morning by a “prize patrol” that delivered a new 28-foot, 2012 Keystone Springdale camping trailer.
Pictured in the photo are Barbara and Robert Thomas (at right) visit with Kampgrounds of America Inc. CEO Jim Rogers (second from left) and Kevin Warren (left), district sales manager of Springdale RV Co., after being presented with their grand prize.
The “Kamping In Style Giveaway” was prominently featured in one million copies of the 2011-2012 edition of the KOA Directory, as well as on both the KOA.com website and the Keystone RV website. Barbara Thomas’s name was randomly selected from all of the entries gathered throughout North America. They also won 10 free nights of KOA camping, as well as VIP status in KOA’s Value Kard Rewards program, which affords them additional savings on all of their future KOA camping.
Barbara Thomas said she and Robert first purchased a “very used” travel trailer to provide temporary housing for one of their two sons, but decided to take it camping this summer at the Westport Beach/North Mendocino Coast KOA in California. Soon after, they received an e-mail inviting them to enter the “Kamping In Style Getaway” contest.