A campground from Sigel, Pennsylvania won two awards at the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA) trade show last week.
According to a local report, Campers Paradise was awarded the Best Website Award and the Community Involvement Award on the third day of the event on December 8.
“We do a ‘camp-for-a-cause’ weekend, and it benefits the Tri-County Animal Shelter,” Campers Paradise General Manager Courtney Reiber told a local report.
“Our campers book for two nights. They stay the second night for ten dollars with a donation of a large bag of pet food, and we take collections as well. Our campers donated $1,000.00 in cash for them, over 6,000 pounds of dog food, and several hundred dollars’ worth in cleaning supplies.”
Rieber explained that they have been collaborating with Tri-County Animal Shelter for many years, and they are pleased with how involved the shelter is in promoting their cause.
“Last year, they weren’t able to due to COVID, but they’ll bring some of their pets out for people to see, so they are very active in the event,” she said. “They want people to see there are pets in need, and sometimes if you don’t know it, you don’t see it. You don’t really think about it.”
The camp-for-a-cause weekend is usually held on the weekend leading to or after Memorial Day.
Greg Reiber and Brooke Belgin, two Campers Paradise employees, were also nominated to receive the separate award of Employee of the Year.
“They did not win, but it was an honor for them to be nominated,” said Reiber.