JANUARY 19, 2022 www.wintertexantimes.com 2 WINTER TEXAN TIMES Winter Texans enjoy Ron Hoover open house By Herb Moering Great weather brought out the crowd of mainly Winter Texans on opening day, Jan. 13, for the 15th annual two-day Ron Hoover RV & Marine Center open house in Donna. Sue Stsauver, from Trails End Mobile Home and RV Park in Weslaco, came to see the grand prizes to be given away after having a dream she won a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle and had it shipped home to Minnesota. She came for the open house with her husband of 62 years, Pete, along with friends Maxine Williams and Garry and Pat Loew, all from Paradise South in Mercedes. Maxine, from Missouri, had an interest in the grand prizes too, noting a friend had won a golf cart at a previous Ron Hoover open house. She, along with the Loews, from Wisconsin, had been to the open house in the past and mentioned how much they always enjoyed the event. All five had a group photo taken at the photo booth, which was a new addition to this year’s event. Pharr South Park residents Jack and Lynette Smith and Rick and Kathy Ames had been to a previous open house and were back to see what was new. The Smiths were each following their parents when they came to Pharr in 2016. They became converted Texans the following year, with Lynette citing reasons being the weather, activities, food and Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. Jack agreed that they were “living the good life.” TheAmes, fromMissouri, came to the “Valley” to visit their friends, the Smiths, three years ago and liked it so much they bought a place to stay through each winter. The T-shirts that Robert and Geneva Jenkins were wearing at the RV & Marine Center in Donna, left no doubt in proclaiming they were Winter Texans. The couple from Bit-O-Heaven RV & Mobile Home Resort in Donna stopped to have a free hot dog and bottle of water midway through their visit. The couple, who summer in northwestern Illinois, have been in Donna for three years and this was their second time at a Ron Hoover open house. Robert said it’s interesting to see what’s on the lot. Geneva talked about the fact See HOOVER pg. 6 MOBILE HOME INSURANCE HIDALGO COUNTY We Also Insure PARK MODELS • TRAVEL TRAILERS MOTORHOMES • GOLF CARTS • “CASITAS” 5TH WHEELS • AUTOS • MOTORCYCLES Galvan Insurance Agency, Inc. 1101 East Business 83 Donna, TX 1 1/2 milesWest of Don-Wes Flea Market www.galvaninsuranceagency.com *Premium subject to carrier underwriting. Rate subject to change. *$284.00per year. Conditions Apply. As Low as Plan Covers: Fire, Lightning, Explosion, Smoke, Wind (Hurricane, Tornadoes), Hail, Riot & Civil Commotion, Land & Air Vehicles... Also Includes $100,000 Liability Coverage. Flood Coverage Available Call or Come See Us 956-464-2886 Day two winner, Darrel Dennis and wife, from Amarillo, (Paradise RV Park in Harlingen) chose the bad boy zero turn mower.