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Putting on the glitzy: Glamping event returns to Decatur Square

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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GLAMPING IN STYLE – Trailers of various sizes and with a variety of themes took part in the Glitzy Girls Trailer Park Saturday on the Decatur Square. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Tammy Coleman finished up the last curtain in her newly overhauled and decorated Airstream trailer around 1 a.m. Saturday.

A few hours later Coleman parked the sparkling Airstream next to her Texas Tumbleweed trailer on the Decatur Square.

“I did all the painting and decorating in the last two weeks,” Coleman said. “[After today] they will go back into storage.”

Coleman joined several other decked out trailers for the annual glamping extravaganza, the Giltzy Girls Trailer Park, benefiting Meals On Wheels, Decatur Cares and Bikers Against Child Abuse.

The trailers of all shapes, sizes and with a variety of themes competed for the tacky pink flamingo trophies. Wendy Salazar said two trophies were for trailer owners that had attended the event all five years. There were also awards for best name, best decorated and the trailer that traveled farthest distance to Decatur.

Tony McKinney of Midlothian had the smallest trailer at the event, his 4×8 tear-drop trailer appropriately named – T-U-N-A-Can.

“Everything on it has been re-purposed. We got very creative,” McKinney said. “It’s a 1950s iron board that is the table. The steamer truck on the front that is the battery box is from 1862.”

Along with trailers, vendors were set up around the Square, braving a fierce, chilly wind.

Diann Galvan and Shawna Hesteande of Slidell sold their custom cookies.

“We’ve had some blown over,” Galvan said. “There’s no repairing broken cookies.”

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Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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