Discover Wheeling’s Hidden Gems at the ‘Where in Wheeling’ Scavenger Hunt

Mark your calendars and gather your friends because the Ohio County Family Resource Network is back with the much-anticipated 3rd annual Where in Wheeling Scavenger Hunt fundraiser! Get ready to embark on a thrilling adventure through the heart of Wheeling on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The fun will begin at WV Northern Community College.

For just $30 per person, you can join the excitement, and you’ll even score a snazzy T-shirt as part of your entry. Gather your squad because teams should consist of 2 to 6 people. It’s the perfect opportunity to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones and build team camaraderie. 

This event isn’t just about fun and games; it’s about making a meaningful impact on the community. All the funds raised during this scavenger hunt will be put to good use, helping children and families in Ohio County. The focus is on collaborative efforts in addressing crucial issues like food security, child abuse prevention, and promoting overall health and wellness.

Jami Robinson, the Project Coordinator and the mastermind behind this event is looking forward to its return: “This event is the perfect opportunity to make memories with friends and family as well as a great team-building experience for co-workers.” Participants can expect a wide range of challenges, from special stops and hunting for specific items to completing exciting tasks and sharing their adventures through pictures and videos. The goal? To ensure that by the end of the scavenger hunt, teams have not only discovered more about Wheeling but have also gained a treasure trove of new experiences. Get ready for some seriously creative challenges!

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  • Teams of two to six people will hit the streets of Wheeling to embark on unique challenges and sharing photos along the way.

But wait, there’s more! The organization is on the lookout for event sponsors, especially businesses interested in having a task featured at their location. Claudia Raymer, the Executive Director, shared her delight, saying, “It has been so much fun seeing teams all over town visiting businesses, parks, historic locations, joking, laughing, and just enjoying a day in the community. We are thankful to West Virginia Northern Community College for their sponsorship of this event and for hosting the start and finish line!”

If you’re ready to lace up your sneakers and explore Wheeling, then getting in on the action is easy. Teams can download registration forms directly from the organization’s website at and make their payments through PayPal or check. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 15. For questions or more information, contact Jami Robinson at 304-232-5600 or via email at

So, what are you waiting for? Gather your friends, form your teams, and get ready for an unforgettable day of adventure, community, and fun at the 3rd annual Where in Wheeling Scavenger Hunt!

About the Ohio County Family Resource Network:

The Ohio County Family Resource Network (OVFRN) is committed to bridging gaps in needed services and resources and working with state and county resources and non-profits to provide a holistic approach to problem-solving. As a part of the West Virginia Family Resource Network, the OVFRN responds to the needs and opportunities of our local community. Partnering with community members and public and private organizations, WVFRN members develop innovative projects and provide needed resources for their local areas.