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Winter enthusiasts will be gathering for a "Remembering the Good Ole Days" Jan. 18-20, 2013, during the annual Winter Wonder Weekend at North Bend State Park.

Old-timey activities will include crafts, games, pie auction and a carnival. Outdoor winter sports will include sleigh riding (weather permitting), hikes and other activities.

To participate in Nature Wonder Weekend and to register, call 304-558-2754 or visit www.northbendsp.com and click events/deals to download a reservation form and to learn more about events and activities at North Bend State Park.

Friday activities include crafts, park tour, dinner and a "Stroll Down Memory Lane" presentation by Bill Beatty of Wellsburg. The evening ends with live classic rock and contemporary music provided by Stepping Stone band from Bridgeport.

The weekend continues Saturday with a winter hike, scrapbooking, a trip to Harrisville and bingo. An old-fashioned carnival is featured on Saturday evening with games including blackjack, milk bottle toss and dime pitch. A pie auction follows the carnival. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite pies to be auctioned by Rock Wilson. All proceeds from the pie auction will be donated to the North Bend State Park Foundation for the tree planting program at Cokeley Campground.

Sunday begins with an 8:30 a.m. devotional presented by Jonathan, Sara and Sam Summers and another "Remembering the Good Ole Days" program. Someday, this weekend will be "the good ole days."

The weekend package is $138 per person based on double occupancy. Single reservations will be accepted at a cost of $163. The package includes two nights lodging in the lodge or a cabin, five delicious full meals, and registration fee that includes a craft, door prizes and all weekend activities. Lodging for children under age 12 is free.

Located near Cairo in Ritchie County, North Bend is easily accessible from U.S. 50, which stretches from Parkersburg to Clarksburg.