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Oglebay mini-vacation contest under way

by on November 25, 2014

(Story by Carmen Prati-Miller)

For 20 years, Joan and Lee Kelvington, retired Ohio Power T&D director, have sponsored the annual Oglebay Park mini-vacation contest. Yes, you read that right — the contest is in its 20th year!

Winners have come from far and near the Wheeling, W. Va., resort and conference center and enjoyed the getaway all because of Oglebay is home to the Winter Festival of Lights, which ranks as one of America’s largest holiday light shows.

Oglebay is home to the Winter Festival of Lights, which ranks as one of America’s largest holiday light shows.

Oglebay is home to the Winter Festival of Lights, which ranks as one of America’s largest holiday light shows.

“Joan and I have many fond memories of Oglebay,” said Kelvington. “Sponsoring the mini-vacation for our AEP family is an awesome experience, and we look forward to meeting the lucky winner each year.”

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center is a wonderful escape from day-to-day activities. It encompasses 1,700 acres of abundant recreational countryside nestled in the hills of Wheeling, W. Va. Among the activities available to visitors are championship golf courses, miles of paved walking/jogging trails, computerized light and sound shows of cascading waters, seasonal gardens, museums, shopping, a zoo and planetarium, a hands-on Discovery Lab, a state-of-the-art environmental center, a fabulous day spa and, of course, the Winter Festival of Lights which  ranks among America’s largest holiday light shows. It is part of a six-mile car tour and is one of Oglebay’s most popular attractions. Other exciting events that draw thousands of visitors are the always-popular Octoberfest, Easter treasure hunt for children, spring flower show plus an annual antique show. For more information about the park, visit

The getaway package includes three days and two nights deluxe lodging and breakfast for two, an evening’s dinner for two at the Ihlenfeld dining room, as well as admission passes for boating, fishing, miniature golf, tennis and swimming.

Given availability of resort accommodations, the lucky winner will have a full year from which he/she can schedule the exciting getaway.

To enter the contest, just click on the following link — — and complete the entry form as instructed. All contest entries must be submitted electronically by Dec. 31.

Winner is responsible for all travel arrangements and making reservations.

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