Oklahoma RV Resort Accommodates Friends And Family
Pine Island RV Resort, a 147-acre RV park in Jay, Oklahoma, provides a camping experience for RVers and non-RVers alike. The FMCA commercial member campground is a private facility that offers memberships but also is open to the public for limited stays. Located in the foothills of the Ozarks, in the northeastern part of the state, the resort boasts 1 1/2 miles of shoreline along the Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees. It features four areas with full hookups for RVers and also offers a variety of RV and cabin rentals, which makes it an attractive site for family get-togethers.
Activities around the lake include boating, swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and fishing. Resort amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, nature trails, and fishing docks; in fact, the resort frequently hosts fishing tournaments. Planned activities for adults and children are scheduled regularly. A library in the activity center contains a selection of materials. Miniature golf, horseshoe pits, a basketball/tennis court, a volleyball court, and disc golf are available also. On the practical side, laundry facilities and a convenience store are on-site as well.
The resort is a few minutes from the town of Grove, which has many restaurants from which to choose, along with specialty and crafts shops, antiques stores, Cherokee Queen riverboat rides, botanical displays at the six-acre Lendonwood Gardens, and pioneer history at the Har-Ber Village Museum.
For more information, contact Pine Island RV Resort, 32501 S. 571 Road, Jay, OK 74346; (918) 786-9071; www.pineislandrvresort.com.
Book Features Ohio Hiking
Hiking Ohio by Gary S. Williams (Human Kinetics, $22.95) is a comprehensive guide to 83 of the most scenic day hikes in the Buckeye State. From the shores of Lake Erie to the Ohio River, this handy guide will lead readers to the best trails as it brings to life the history, terrain, flora, and fauna of the state’s most scenic hiking areas.
Each of the trails outlined in the book is placed in one of four geographic areas. Individual trail descriptions include directions, maps, cautions, and area information. In addition, a “Trail Finder” chart provides information about trail lengths, degree of difficulty, and landscape details.
Hiking Ohio is available online at www.humankinetics.com or by calling (800) 747-4457. Books featuring hiking in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and other states also are available.
Prevost Offers 24-Hour Service In Quebec
The Prevost Service Center in St.-Nicolas, Quebec, is now open around the clock, from Monday at 7:30 a.m. to Saturday at 2:00 a.m. The service facility has seven repair bays and can handle everything from routine maintenance to retrofits and comprehensive accident repairs. The facility works on all makes and models of custom coach conversions and other motorhomes, among other vehicles. Electrical hookups and a waste-water dump station are available. A controlled-access fence is operational after hours and monitored by a nighttime security patrol for safe access to the premises.
The St.-Nicolas service center is located at 850 Chemin Olivier, St.-Nicolas, QC G7A 2N1; phone (866) 870-2046, (418) 831-2046; www.prevostcar.com.
Jayco Inc. Saves Natural Resources
Three years into its EcoAdvantage sustainability program, Jayco Inc. is making strides in meeting its aggressive company-wide goals.
In 2013, through combined efforts between employees, suppliers, and community partners, Jayco’s three operating divisions — Jayco, Starcraft, and Entegra Coach — recycled 1,284 tons of wood, 13,221 tons of scrap metal, and 1,801 tons of cardboard and paper. These efforts helped the company to conserve enough gas for Americans to drive more than 845,600 miles; enough electricity to power 1,129 homes for a year; enough landfill airspace to accommodate 42,500 people; and enough water to meet the daily fresh water needs of 117,787 Americans. The company also saved 59,900 mature trees in the process.
Since launching the program in 2011, Jayco has met or is close to meeting a number of long-term goals. Several production facilities and assembly departments are 98 percent landfill-free. Jayco officials aspire for the company to be 100 percent landfill-free by 2015. The company completed its energy-efficient goal in 2012 — two years early — a 40 percent energy reduction.
Creating awareness about sustainable efforts has been a key goal of the Jayco EcoAdvantage program. In the fall of 2013, Jayco began partnering with the Middlebury Community School Corporation to maintain a recycling program.