Well, they say all good things must come to an end; I guess they are right. The scavenger hunt I have posted about a couple of times has finally came to an end. The Money was found. Now there are a lot of people left wondering: “What do we do now?” They have spent the last three weeks watching and waiting for clues and searching all night and day in some cases.
It has been a wonderful experience for the most part. Of course, there were some that weren’t paying attention to anything but the fact there was money out there somewhere. There was some damage done, but over all very minuscule. Something almost magic happens when these guys get together and do their podcast and go live on Facebook. We are just a small town, but when these guys get behind a cause people respond. They were receiving donations to several different causes and the money pot during all of this. The money pot went up over $11,000 and someone was doubling it once it was found. There were other goodies too, donated by the different business around the area. They hadn’t done all the arithmetic at the time of the live announcement of the money being found.
Amid all the searching everyone got on board with picking up litter as they went along. Next thing you know, that became a contest as well; with a
1st prize of $500 for who picked up the most trash and $200 for the runner up. They had to post photos and videos of them picking up the litter in the areas they were searching in any of the communities that were in the area listed in the search. Now we are all waiting to see what they come up with tomorrow @Drive Time with DJ & KJ so we don’t go back to being a quiet little black and white town. If you join in tell them “Gecko” sent ya.
I have posted about this small town scavenger hunt for the last two days. It seems to have taken on a life of it’s own. Excitement keeps growing as the pot keeps getting bigger and bigger. It started at a mere $1000. Then, next thing you know; area businesses and individuals began making contributions to the pot. It has grown to over $10,000 on top of that, there are all kinds of gift certificates and other items donated as well. Not to mention, that there has been a business that says it will double the money pot when it is found! Photo of one of the murals in our town. Depicting some of our historic buildings.
I tried to stay out of it, but I will admit; I have been out searching a little myself. Being a life long resident of the area hasn’t helped my search though. Now, there is even another way we can get some money. We have to take pictures and videos of picking up litter from the areas while we are searching. The person who turns in the most wins $500 and the runner up wins $200. People seem to be coming from everywhere, as the news keeps spreading.
Life in a small town can be so fun at times. Our latest ‘hoot’ is a hunt for money. People watch the podcast HERE
They listen for the clues and then go searching where they think the clues are suppose to lead them. Our town has been “a buzz” with people hunting the stash. Funny thing is, it hasn’t been verified that the money was hidden in our town. There are several towns that the money could have been placed.
The pot keeps getting bigger as more and more businesses and individuals contribute. Last total I saw was $7850. plus all kinds of other goodies from local businesses. It is truly hilarious at time watching comments on Facebook Drivetime with DJ and KJ
It has been confirmed that the stash is not at our town’s Welcome Marquee/message board. This particular area has been searched extensively and it was annouced on the broadcast today that it is NOT there.
If nothing else, the community has been getting a lot of exercise running around everywhere in a mad dash to find the cash. Unfortunately, some aren’t listening to what has been said and have forgotten to be considerate of property causing some unnecessary damage to plants and other things about town. It has been stated that the stash is in plain sight and you do not need shovels or any other tool to get it. There is no hazard involved in obtaining it. It is not inside a business, not on private property and definitely not in a dangerous place. That being said STAY OFF THE RAILROAD TRACKS!