Monday, June 17, 2013

Benefit Blind Auction & Themed Basket Raffle!

On June 22 at 7:00, we will be hosting a Blind Auction and Themed Basket Raffle to benefit one of our camping families who were badly burned during a freak accident. 

The Fricks are a Seasonal camping Family who were life-flighted to the West Penn burn unit, where Diana underwent multiple skin graft surgeries for her burns.  Joe was injured too while trying to extinguish the flames on his wife. 

This benefit is the work of their Seasonal camping family and friends at Meadville KOA.  All of the blind auction items and themed baskets were donations from friends, fellow campers, and local businesses.  All proceeds (100%!) will go to the Frick family to help offset their expenses during their time of need.

The Blind Auction is held by placing new items in brown paper bags!  To add some fun and creativity to this event, we've asked the campers to provide a hint for the bidders.  This fun and crazy event will include items for kids to bid on!  So come join the fun!

Then, immediately following the blind auction, we'll have a "Themed Basket Raffle".  We'll be selling raffle tickets for $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00, or an arm's length for $10.00.  You can "bid" on the basket or baskets of your choosing by dropping one of the raffle tickets you purchased, into the container marked for that basket.  If your ticket is drawn, then you'll be the lucky winner of that basket! 

We hope, if you know the Fricks, or are friends or campers at Meadville KOA, that's you'll come join us this weekend for a weekend of fun and fellowship as we enjoy "Death By Chocolate Weekend" and this fun-filled family event of the blind auction and themed basket raffle!  We thank you for camping with us, and as always, we thank you for your generosity for our friends in need!  THANK YOU!

By Robyn Chilson
Tim & Robyn Chilson Own and Operate Meadville KOA.  You can contact Robyn at 814-789-3251. 


Monday, June 3, 2013

There’s a Lot Happening in June at Meadville KOA!

June is a great month to celebrate graduations and dads!  So while you’re celebrating graduates and dad’s this month, look at all the summer fun your family can have at our weekend themed events with planned activities when camping!

June 1 – 6th Annual Car Show Weekend! Save $10.00/night on your camping if you cruise-in to our Car Show with your classic, hot rod, truck, or sport compact and compete to win a trophy! We’ll have door prizes, trophies & more!

June 8 – Wizard’s Weekend! Come join us for a mystical weekend filled with activities like make your own wizard’s hat and wand (free crafts!), fill your cauldron scavenger hunt (prizes by age), a wizard’s magic show by Devin Knight in the evening! All aboard! The Brookdale Express will be running for all children under 48” tall!

June 15 - Father's Day Weekend! (VKR Kids camp free!) It’s time for the Brookdale 500 Mini Auto Race (for guys only, Ages 16 thru adult!) Race a stock, 2 oz. or under Matchbox type car). Father & child (under 13) bean Bag tourney! We'll have Smith’s hotdogs & a potluck picnic dinner for dad! Bring a tureen side dish or dessert to share at our Father’s Day picnic pot luck dinner! The Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Festival!

June 22 – Death By Chocolate Weekend! You're going to think you've died and gone to heaven! We'll have candy bar BINGO (7 games on one, full-size candy bar!), a free ice cream sundae social made with Marcie’s homemade, hand-dipped ice cream with all the fixings, and an after-dark flashlight chocolate hunt! It’s heavenly! But that’s not all, we’re having a fundraiser blind auction and themed basket raffle. All proceeds benefit a camping family that were burn victims!

June 29 – BINGO, BINGO, BINGO Weekend! We'll have candy bar BINGO for kids (7 games on one full-size candy bar!), family BINGO for everyone, and adults BINGO (with bigger payouts!). We have specials at every game, door prizes, and much more! If you love BINGO, you’ll love this weekend!

And that’s not all! We also have a Facebook Photo Contest Going on! You can find details about it at!

No RV?  It's no problem!  We have cabin rentals too!  From camping cabins to deluxe cabins, we have the perfect fit for your family!  So become a fan, submit your photos, and join the fun! It’s gonna be a great month to celebrate graduates and dads at Meadville KOA!  

By Robyn Chilson

Tim & Robyn Chilson own and operate Meadville KOA Campground in Meadville, PA. Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251 or at