From staff reports
The Oil Region Alliance will announce the winners of the 2022 Outdoor Recreation Business Plan contest at 7:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and give away prizes.
The announcement will be part of Oil City’s Christmas Past and will take place in Town Square in conjunction with the tree lighting and musical acts.
Children ages 5 to 12 can enter a free drawing for a chance to win a bike sponsored by 4 Season Cycle of Franklin.
Winners must be present to enter and win.
The finalists are:
- Adam Diem of Oil Valley Gravel for the Roughneck Gravel Roubaix bike race based in Titusville over Memorial Day Weekend
- Hannah Gamble of Iron Furnace Coffee to expand the business with a coffee trailer to take to events, parks and other offsite locations
- Theresa McQuaide of Ziibi Fins and Floats for overnight camping along the Allegheny River and pedal kayak rentals
- Erin Wanninger and Marcy Hall for outdoor seating, bike parking, bike fix-it station, and overlook of Allegheny River at Woods and Rivers Coffee Shop in Oil City
All four of the finalists are in the running for either a $5,000 or $10,000 prize. Support for the contest is provided by Venango County Act 13 funds.
To follow the contest progress online, visit www.ORAGOT.com.
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