Treasure Hunt starts Saturday

Posted December 5, 2018 at 11:11 am

In conjunction with the annual city/county Christmas at Home food and toy drive, the Treasure Hunt is set to begin another run with about a week delay this year.

The almost annual ‘hunt’ for treasure leading up to a grand prize worth a few thousand dollars total in cash and merchandise will officially kick off this Saturday, December 8.

WANY 100.9 FM radio, along with several other local participating businesses, is again sponsoring the Treasure Hunt, with this year’s theme being “Jingle Bells.”

With the kick-off on Saturday, although Santa couldn’t make it to WANY this year, the Grinch will be standing in between 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon for photos with children and adults alike and the public is invited to stop by.

While hunting for the grand prize and several smaller prizes that can be found daily, following is a list of rules hunters need know to make the event both fun and safe.

1. Clues for the Grand Prize will be at various participating businesses each day where they will remain until the treasure is found.

2. Location of the clues will be given on WANY Monday-Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

3. All clues are numbered so participants can catch up on any they have missed. Locations for clues given Monday-Friday will be repeated on Saturday.

4. Clues will not be given out over the phone. You will need to go to the business and write them down. The Grand Prize will not be hidden on private property!

5. Clues to find the Grand Prize will not be given in any order and you will have to choose which words are clues, and decide the meaning. Also, clues can have more than one meaning.

6. The Grand Prize cannot be claimed by the same winner two (2) years in a row.

7. Everyone is eligible to participate except WANY employees and their immediate families.

8. Smaller prizes are in sealed envelopes and drawn by person claiming the prize (one per immediate family, please.)

9. Smaller prizes may appear anywhere at any time in plain sight, not hidden, during treasure hunt, especially at participating businesses.

10. Remember, the treasure will not be hidden in a manner that would be harmful to treasure hunters or cause damage to property. Tools such as shovels, picks, axes, etc. are NOT allowed!

11. Hunting on the following is prohibited: schools, churches, cemeteries, residential property and emergency services or historical sites.

12. Keep in mind the Treasure Hunt is a game, please be courteous and a good sport and join in the fun!

A list of prizes and other information will be published in future issues of the Clinton County News.