WEEKEND: Scavenger hunt to cover 26 miles of Jefferson County

CHIMACUM— An old-time scavenger hunt that provides participants with a list of items, suggestions on where to find them and prizes at the end will take place this weekend.

“This is free and family friendly,” said event organizer Wendie Dyson. “We hope this will be an annual event and will help us develop a meeting place for the Chimacum community.”

The event is supported by a $10,000 grant from the Women Who Care Circle, and the prizes are donated by local merchants.

It involves a 26-mile course with stops at 16 businesses.

The object of the hunt is for participants to see the community with new eyes and discover things about which they may not be aware.

Tricky questions

Each team will tackle tricky, humorous questions in a hunt to find objects and facts at farms, businesses and organizations throughout the greater Tri-Area.

For instance, hunters may be asked to shake hands with the goddess of Finnriver’s apple orchard, take a picture of someone dancing on the Grange dance floor or find the hidden rubbing of Paradise Theatre’s old tombstone.

No knowledge of any hunt location is required; you just need a sharp mind and a sense of adventure.

A smartphone will come in handy, too, if you have one. A camera is also an essential tool, as photographic evidence will be required to show proof of some tasks. Furthermore, the most creative execution of a photographic clue could win a prize.

After following the course, participants will return to the Corner Garden with the completed list and items and enter to win more prizes.

All prize entries must be received at the Corner Garden by 4 p.m., at which time the “treasure chest” will be pried and the loot divvied up.

Victorious hunters who return to the Corner Farmstand & Garden at 4 p.m. with their loot will be awarded with tasty drink and spice shortbread bars made by Anca’s Pastry by Design, courtesy of the Friends of Jefferson County Library.

Hunt list

Participants can pick up the scavenger hunt list and map at the Corner Garden located at state Highway 16 and Center Road next to the Chimacum Corner Farmstand.

The list and map will also be available to download from www.chimacumcorner.com/scavengerhunt at 10 a.m. for those who choose to start from home.


Jefferson County Reporter Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or at charlie.bermant@peninsuladailynews.com.

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