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News Release: December 13, 2012

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Ken Zebo, Activities Coordinator, North Bend State Park kenneth.t.zebo@wv.gov, 304-643-2931

Princesses Proceed to North Bend State Park for a Dads and Daughters Evening Jan. 5

            CAIRO, W.Va. – The fourth annual “Little Princess Ball,” scheduled for January 5, 2013, at North Bend State Park, is an evening for dads and daughters.

            “Little girls ages 5-12 and their fathers do have a ball at this event,” according to Ken Zebo, event coordinator at North Bend. The event includes a special dinner with dad, going to a dance and dressing up, game room and crafts.

            The January 5 evening begins with dinner at either a 4:30 or 5:30 seating. A craft and game room opens from 5 until 7 p.m. and features girl-themed crafts and games designed for appropriate ages.

            Photos are taken at a staged area prior to the dance, which begins at 7 p.m. and lasts two hours. The “ballroom” is decorated for princesses. During the dance there is an ice cream sundae bar. The dance DJ is Jack Horton from V96.9 in Parkersburg, playing requests and music favorites.

            The event package includes accommodations at North Bend Lodge, dinner, dance, arts and crafts, and a souvenir photo. The cost for a princess and her dad is $115. An additional daughter is $40 each and an additional adult is $40. The price includes taxes and gratuities. Advance reservations are required.

            North Bend State Park is accessible from U.S. 50, a four lane highway stretching west to east from Parkersburg to Clarksburg. Driving east, take U.S. 50 to the junction of WV Route 31 to Cairo and follow the signs to the park. Driving west, take U.S. 50 to WV Route 16 (Harrisville) and follow the signs to the park. Consult your highway map for further details.

            North Bend State Park offers year-round lodging, cabin rentals, restaurant and meeting space. The park is known for a variety of events, packaged weekends and rates. Events at North Bend throughout 2013 are posted online. For more information about North Bend State Park, visit www.northbendsp.com or call 304-643-2931.