Three YPs Win Grant Contest

Congratulations to Valerie Perry, Bobbie Jones, and Devin Gold, winners of the Get on the Trail Contest!

The contest, by the Oil Region Alliance, is for new or existing businesses in the Oil Region and concepts must demonstrate ways to improve recreational opportunities along the trails.

Valerie received $5,000 for her “Oil Region Food Tours” plan. This will be a 2-3 hour experience in Franklin with visits to restaurants and an overview of local history and attractions.

Bobbie, owner of Trailasana Yoga Studio, received $2,500 for a plan to provide another option for outdoor recreation in the form of Paddleboard Yoga.

Devin, owner of Allegheny River Rentals, received $2,500 for a plan to purchase and maintain a fleet of E-Bicycles to start a rental program. Bicycles would first be loaned to Two Mile Run County Park for the 2021 mountain bike season.

We’re looking forward to seeing these business plans come into fruition. Thank you Valerie, Bobbie, and Devin for your hard work to bring these recreational opportunities to our region!

Learn more about this contest at

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s January 2021 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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