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The “Sisters on the Fly” caravan arrives at Tybee Island

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WTOC) – If you spot an old motorhome repaired for vacation, you may have found a member of this group. Sisters on the Fly is the largest outdoor women’s group in the country and dozens of its members come to Tybee Island for a Christmas trailer tour.

Tons of vintage trailers will be parked at River’s End Campground this weekend with their doors open. You’ll have the chance to take a peek inside and meet the women who say they want to inspire others to camp, travel, fish, and explore the outdoors.

“Everyone loves to see these trailers,” Susan Kelleher said with Sisters on the Fly.

Dressed in a holiday decor, more than 30 vintage trailers will be open this weekend for tours.

“One cuter than the next.”

The trailers are brought to the island by members of the national organization “Sisters on the Fly”.

“They started out as simple girls who love to camp.”

Susan Kelleher is a business owner on Tybee Island and has also been a 10 year member of the South East Division of “Sisters on the Fly”. She says the organization was started in the West for women with similar hobbies – camping and fly fishing. Now, she says, there are about 20,000 members.

“The idea gained ground and more and more women wanted to join us. “

Kelleher says one of the unique things about the organization is that the women camp in refurbished vintage trailers. The trailers that a lot of people like to take a peek inside.

“They all like to talk about their trailers. How they arranged them, what they did to them, what their themes are, there is some cool paint on the outside. All around the trailers they will have all their vintage collections.

Kelleher says she wanted to use their trip to Tybee as a way to raise funds for a local nonprofit. She says that when you buy a ticket for a trailer tour, the money will go to the Tybee Post Theater.

“Without such support, we won’t be able to do anything in this space,” said Evan Goetz, executive director of the Tybee Post Theater.

Goetz says that now that the theater is 100% operational again, this money will help fund them in a number of ways.

“It also pays for our staff. We pay our concession stand employees and our house managers and technician. Any small fund like this just helps us run and keep our doors open, ”Goetz said.

Trailer tours take place on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you would like to purchase a ticket, you can do so at the Tybee Post Theater website or at the Seaside Sisters store on Hwy 80. Sisters on the Fly will also be marching in the Island Christmas Parade this Friday.

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