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Colonial Campground hosts Tin Can Tour

| June 15, 2015

COSHOCTON – Colonial Campgrounds was part of the Tin Can Tour last Saturday and campers from all over Ohio showcased their restored campers from the 1960s and 1970s era. More than a dozen vintage campers were on display at the campgrounds from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Robert Furlan and Shawna Hixson from Buckeye Lake had Hixson’s mother’s camper on display. Restoring vintage antiques is a passion they share and they own Second Wind Restoration near Buckeye Lake. This 14929 Airstream camper was inherited from Hixson’s mother and she enjoys traveling to events such as this and showcasing her mother’s camper.

“It’s fun being with like-minded people who enjoy saving little pieces of history,” she said.

Last October, the Airstream took its maiden voyage when they traveled to North Carolina where Hixson’s brother lives.

“He loved seeing Mom’s old camper,” said Hixson. “It brought him to tears. I know Mom’s up there looking down on us and smiling.”

Gail Hinshaw of Worthington, was also at the campground with her newly-restored vintage camper. Hinshaw, who also lived in West Lafayette in the 1970s, found the camper in Kirkersville.

“After the kids were grown and gone, I decided I wanted to go camping,” she said. “I went around knocking on people’s back doors and found this camper for $100. It was in really bad shape when I found it and it needed a lot of restoration.”

It took nine months for Hinshaw to restore the camper that is now done in subtle colors of blue, orange, yellow, and green. It has traveled more than 40,000 miles and has been to Michigan, Florida and many states in between.

“I love being outside and eating outside,” she said. “I just love people.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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