News and Sentinel, ParMar team up for Amish Getaway

Photo Provided The Amish Getaway Package includes a two-night stay at the Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

PARKERSBURG — A visit to the local ParMar stores for a fountain cold or hot drink will not only get a free copy of the Parkersburg News & Sentinel from May 1 through June 30, but with a swipe of the ParMar loyalty card, it will also enter the cardholder to win an Amish Getaway Package.

Brian Waugh, chief operating officer of Par Mar Stores, said this is the first time ParMar and the News and Sentinel had offered the Amish Getaway Package.

The package includes:

* two-night stay at the Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek, Ohio. It is located at 1357 Old Route 39 NE in Sugarcreek.

* Two dinners for two at the Dutch Valley Restaurant in Sugarcreek. The restaurant is located next door to the Ohio Star Theater.

* Two theater tickets to the new Ohio Star Theater, a 500-seat theater with live stage performances.

* $50 gas card and a gift basket.

“Parkersburg is less than two hours away,” said Vicki VanNatta, marketing manager for the Dutch Hospitality Group, of which Carlisle Inn is a member. “A drive up I-77 and a few miles into Sugarcreek. It’s a simple drive.”

VanNatta described the facility as “a very comfortable setting. The inn is more like a country-styled inn but not a chain hotel or a bed and breakfast.”

The only limitation on the room, according to VanNatta, is “the stay must be taken in 2017 and it can’t be in October. Other than that, they can come any day of the week,” she said. “If the Sugarcreek location is full on the days they want to come, we will offer them accommodations at our Walnut Creek or Berlin location.”

According to Waugh, 20 stores are involved. “Those stores are not necessarily only in Wood and Washington counties,” he said. “People can enter at any ParMar store which sells the News and Sentinel.”

Waugh said the use of the ParMar loyalty card is required and swiping the card is how a customer enters. “If the customer doesn’t have a loyalty card, they can register for one on-site,” he said. “A customer is allowed one entry per day.”

Waugh said “there is not a gasoline purchase required for the daily entry. The customer only has to purchase a hot or cold drink and take a copy of the News and Sentinel.”