Searching for a good time?
New Albany Borough already has one hit on their hands with the annual Haunted Hayride, and it may have another.
The borough will hold its second annual Driving Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, a family event that organizer Mike Epler says will be just as much fun.
"It has something for everyone," he said. "There isn't much backtracking and all it takes to complete it is to pay attention and follow the clues. A little imagination will help, too."
The hunt starts at the New Albany Social Hall. Sign-ups are 10:30 a.m. and the hunt itself runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The entry fee is $20 and requires a car, a camera or camera phone and a team of three to four people.
First prize is $300, with second prize taking home $150 and third prize leaving with $50.
"It's basically just a scavenger hunt using a motor vehicle," Epler said. "We decided to put in the driving aspect to make it unique. The Haunted Hayride has become a big event here in the borough, so we wanted to try to come up with something different."
Epler said that last year, one of the tasks was to get a picture of the team with someone who happened to be cutting grass.
"It's not an event where you can just stay in the car," he said. "You have to interact with people and we try to work in local history. We want people to have a lot of fun doing it."
While Epler didn't offer any specific clues about the stops along the way, he said that a team may be required to "go into a store and grab a business card, or stop at a building and get an item we left there for them. There are also bonus points for finding specific items. Last year, we wanted people to bring back a pice of barbed wire. We have something that just about any age can do and enjoy."
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