Winners Honored in Western Pennsylvania Contest

February 20, 2012 by   - () Comments Off on Winners Honored in Western Pennsylvania Contest

The winning couple, John and LuAnn VanTine of Butler, Pa., (kneeling) show the prizes they won in a year-long contest sponsored by campgrounds and RV dealers in western Pennsylvania. Shown in photo with them are B & R Camper Sales staff Kathi Wahl and Sam Edwards and owner Bob Wolf II and campground owners Denny and Kathy Quigley of Yogi Bear at Kozy Rest Kampground in Harrisville, Tim Chilson of Meadville KOA (Formally Brookdale Campground), Rick and Deb Yeager from Rose Point Park in New Castle, Ed Tanski of Buttercup Woodlands Campground in Renfrew, and Chuck Rupp of Nautical Mile Campground and Marina.

The $500 winners of the 2011 Very Special Camper Contest, sponsored by campgrounds and RV dealers in western Pennsylvania,  were John and LuAnn Vantine of Butler, Pa. The VanTines were presented $500 in free camping gift certificates on Feb. 16 at B&R RV in Butler.

LuAnn Vantine said, “This is amazing. We’ve never won anything before. Why wouldn’t everyone buy an RV from these dealers? They should. We camped all summer at half price because we bought a new RV from B&R because of the VSC program coupon. We’re just thrilled that we won another $500 of camping for this next year In addition, B&R presented us with another $100 gift certificate. This is just unbelievable and wonderful.”

Campgrounds and RV dealers from Western Pennsylvania partnered together to provide potential new RV owners over $500 of free camping when they bought a new RV from one of the seven participating dealers in 2011.

The participating campgrounds, members of the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA), were Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Kampground Harrisville, Kalyumet Camping & Cabins in Cook Forest, Rose Point Park Cabins & Camping in New Castle, Meadville KOA at Brookdale Family Campground in Meadville, Vacationland Campground in Sandy Lake, Farma Family Campground in Greenville, Shenango Valley RV Park in Transfer, Pineview Campground in Linesville, Nautical Mile Campground & Marina in Templeton, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Mill Run, Buttercup Woodlands Campground in Renfrew, Campers Paradise Campground in Sigel, Sparrow Pond Family Campground in Waterford, Bear Run Campground in Portersville, Peaceful Valley Campground in West Sunbury, River’s Edge Camping & Cabins in Connellsville, Harts Content Campground in Beaver Falls, Harecreek Campground in Corry, and Friendship Village Campground in Bedford.

The participating  dealers for 2011 were : Hufnagel & Majors in Harmony, Fame RV Center in Saegertown, Clem’s Trailer Sales in Ellwood City, Starr’s Trailer Sales Brockway, Boyer RV Center in Erie, Brooks Camper Sales Connellsville, B & R Campers Sales in Butler.

The program, according to the program organizer Denny Quigley of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Kampground, is continuing for its fourth consecutive year in 2012.

Quigley stated, “We’ve added even more campgrounds to the offer. If you are planning to purchase an RV in 2012, you can get more information from any of the participating dealers who will be proudly displaying the VSC Contest Flyer for 2012, or any of the PCOA participating campgrounds from Regions 1 and 2 which can be found at”

In 2012, each purchase of a new RV from one of the participating RV dealers entitles the new RV owner to one free night of camping for their family of four, from all of the 23 participating Western Pennsylvania Campgrounds and RV Parks. That’s an over $600 value in free camping being offered.

In addition, any camper who stays at eight or more of the 23 participating campgrounds and RV parks and submits their entry will be entered in a drawing to receive an additional $500 in PCOA gift certificates, which can be used at any campground across the state.

For more information contact Tim or Robyn Chilson, who own and operate Meadville KOA. They can be reached at (814) 789-3251 or at


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