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78th AANR Convention A Wrap

A successful 78th annual American Association for Nude Recreation Convention wrapped up Sunday after a weeklong mix of business and cameraderie. Over 300 nudists from across the continent visited Oaklake Trails in Depew, Oklahoma, to discuss association business and refine AANR’s vision for 2010.

The convention was covered by local media, such as The Journal Record, based in Oklahoma City, and received support from neighboring chambers of commerce. The influx of attendees brought a welcome boost to local businesses. Stroud City Manager Steve Gilbert told The Journal Record, “Like most small communities, when a significant amount of people from out of town come to visit, they make a big economic impact. We welcome that busniess activity.” Gilbert went on to describe Oaklake’s operators and visitors as “very discreet, very nice people,” some of which he considers personal friends.

Besides helping boost the local economy, AANR spokespersons helped get AANR’s key messages across to non-nudists who may have not considered such aspects of nude recreation in the past, such as the family-friendly standards set by the association and the promotion of body acceptance nudism brings to adults and young people alike.

All in all, it was a successful convention and everyone is looking forward to next year’s AANR Convention to be held in the AANR-Northwest region at Sun Meadow Resort  in Worley, Idaho.

Read the Journal Record article here.

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