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The Swiss Festival National Rally, hosted by the Land-O-Lakes (LOL) of Ohio Unit of WBCCI, celebrated its 50th anniversary September 22-30, 2012 in its Amish community home at Winklepleck Grove, Sugarcreek, Ohio. LOL has hosted this rally in conjunction with Sugarcreek’s Swiss Festival since 1962 making it the longest, continuous operating unit or region rally in WBCCI history.

LOL consistently hosts 170 to 190 Airstreams at the Rally each year, but for this, its 50th anniversary, 228 trailers arrived to enjoy the celebration. Events included a large number of tours in the Amish community; quality entertainment; a hobbyshow/flea market; “A Day in the Park” with ice cream, buggy rides, and bean soup for all Airstreamers; and the Swiss Festival parade in Sugarcreek.

Congratulations LOL for bringing fifty years of something Wally Byam bequeathed to us – “….rallies that provide an endless source of friendships, travel, fun, and personal expressions” (Wally Byam’s Creed), and here’s to wishing you fifty more!

   
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