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United Way's 'Night at the Races' a Success

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The Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack welcomed the spring season at the United Way's 'Night at the Races' on Friday, March 14.

Major sponsors for the evening included WTRF, Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack and Pepsi.

The evening had plenty of delicious food and racing entertainment, with a menu that included carved prime rib, a pasta station with a selection of pasta, sauces and toppings, salads, stuffed tilapia, chicken mars ala, vegetables and an assortment of desserts.

Other sponsors include The Wheeling News-Register/The Intelligence; The Times Leader; Costa & Associates; Beyond Marketing; Steele Insurance Associates; Lamar Advertising; Riesbeck Food Markets, Inc.; The Health Plan; United Bank; Main Street Bank; The Cornerstone Group; WesBanco; H. E. Neumann Co.; The Montevideo Group; Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration.

Night at the Races guests also gave guests an opportunity to win one of four prizes which were: 

  • Romantic Hampton Inn-Wheeling Getaway that includes a one-night stay for two at the award-winning Wheeling Hampton Inn, dinner at the Metropolitan City Grille, two tickets for your choice of one of the 2014-2015 Broadway series shows at the Capitol Theatre, and transportation
  • $500 Kroger gift certificate
  • Two, four-day passes to Jamboree in the Hills 2014, donated by the Health Plan
  • "Taste of the Ohio Valley" gift basket, donated by Wheeling Hospital

 A new feature this year is a Carnival Overnighter was also offered by the J. M. Chambers YMCA for parents with children ages K-6th Grade. The event was free to parents holding Night at the Races tickets and provides an overnight stay for children with pizza, snacks, swimming, a movie, inflatable's and supervised fun. The event was sponsored by J.K. Tank Rentals.