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pic 01 600pxRon Hoover RV & Marine Center in Donna will be hosting their annual Boat Expo. The event will be held February 27 and 28 at 101 Expressway 83. The expo is full of seminars, vendors, and more. Visitors also get some free stuff.

The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.


The event is free admission and free parking. Visitors will receive coupons for two free drinks and a free door prize. Free drink coupons can be used for water, soda, beer, or snow cones.

Ron Hoover will have some of their own professional boating staff and members of the Coast Guard present several seminars. Seminars will include information about boat safety, how to hook a lure and more. The presenters are commercial fishermen, provide guiding services, or other boating/fishing professions.

The Coast Guard will present a seminar on Texas and Federal regulations for watercraft. Captain Raul Leal will do a lure presentation. Captain Martinez will present on croaker fishing and live bait. Captain Ernest Cisneros will have a seminar titled ‘Tid Bits and Fishing Tips.’

There will be a wide range of vendors from insurance, apparel, fishing equipment and gear, water filtration, and others. There will also be representatives that sell 4x4 vehicles including Charlie Clark.

Food vendors include popcorn, and of course, Kona Ice. There will be two food trucks – one serving barbecue and another serving a variety of food.

The event will also feature an accessory booth with sound bars, lights bars, power poles, GPS’s, and other electronics. Visitors will be able to touch and test the items to see what they offer.

A flea market with a hodge podge of merchandise will also be on the premises. It will be a garage sale style of stuff at some pretty cheap prices. Items will be used and new and can range from tools to accessories. All inventory – boats, RV’s, golf carts – will be on sale as well.

All entry fees from vendors will be donated to the Rio Grande Valley Make-A-Wish Foundation.