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From front left: Winners Pam & Jeff Harting, Denny Quigley from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest, Scott Boyer from Boyer RV Center, Tim Chilson from Meadville KOA Campground, Kathy Quigley, Debbie Cepris from Rocky Springs Campground, Elizabeth & Matt May from Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabins, Carrie & Todd Weir from Bear Run Campground, Lisa Shadron from Goddards Park Vacationland Campground, Becky & Mark Wineman from Kalyumet Camping and Cabins, Boo-Boo & Tracy Czambel from Yogi Bear Mill Run), Jim Cepris, and Ed Tanski from Buttercup Campground.

From front left: Winners Pam & Jeff Harting, Denny Quigley from Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest, Scott Boyer from Boyer RV Center, Tim Chilson from Meadville KOA Campground, Kathy Quigley, Debbie Cepris from Rocky Springs Campground, Elizabeth & Matt May from Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabins, Carrie & Todd Weir from Bear Run Campground, Lisa Shadron from Goddards Park Vacationland Campground, Becky & Mark Wineman from Kalyumet Camping and Cabins, Boo-Boo & Tracy Czambel from Yogi Bear Mill Run), Jim Cepris, and Ed Tanski from Buttercup Campground.

Jeff and Pam Harting of North Kingston, Ohio, have received $500 in free camping as part of the 5th Annual Very Special Camper Contest (VSC), sponsored by participating campgrounds and RV dealers in western Pennsylvania.

In addition, Boyer RV Center presented them with a gift certificate worth $200 of RV supplies from their store and B & R Camper Sales gave them a $100 gift certificate from their store, bringing their total winnings to $800, according to an announcement about the program.

It marked the second year in a row the Hartings benefited from the VSC program. Meadville Kampgrounds of America (KOA) Campground Owner Tim Chilson reported the Hartings enjoyed 14 different weekends of camping at the price of seven weekends in 2014 after purchasing a fifth-wheel from Boyer RV Center.

“This program introduces new campers to some of the finest campgrounds in western Pennsylvania at a special introductory offer of half-price camping because they bought a new RV at these local participating dealers,” said Chilson. “It’s a one-of-a-kind deal.”

Any camper purchasing a new RV from any of the participating RV dealers receives one night of free camping for a family of four from each of the 24 participating western Pennsylvania campgrounds. This program is valued at more than $800 of free camping provided by the participating campgrounds.

In addition, any camper who stays at eight or more of the 24 participating campgrounds and RV parks and submits their completed contest entry form within a year of their RV purchase is entered into a special drawing to receive an additional $500 in gift certificates, which can be used at any campground in the PACamping.com organization.

Denny Quigley, owner of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Kampground, said the successful contest will be available again in 2015.  Quigley added that, “Anyone planning to purchase an RV in 2015 can get more information from any participating RV dealer displaying the Very Special Camper 2015 information, or at any of the participating Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association campgrounds which can be found at www.PACamping.com.

Participating western Pennsylvania RV dealers for the 2015 program include 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; and B & R Campers Sales in Butler.

The participating campgrounds include: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest in Harrisville; Kalyumet Camping & Cabins in Cook Forest; Rose Point Park Cabins & Camping in New Castle; Meadville KOA Campground in Meadville; Goddard Park 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 and Cabins in Sigel; Sparrow Pond Family Campground in Waterford; Bear Run Campground in Portersville; Uniontown KOA at River’s Edge; Harts Content Campground in Beaver Falls; Harecreek Campground in Corry; Friendship Village Campground in Bedford; Oil Creek Campground in Titusville; Rocky Springs Campground in Mercer; Presque Isle Passage RV Park & Cabins in Fairview; Benner’s Meadow Run Camping and Cabins in Farmington; Bear Ridge Campground & RV Resort in Templeton; and Pioneer Park Campground in Somerset.