Scene in Winston-Salem’s Scavenger Hunt
By: Carolyn Cargile, Leisure Editor
If you’re like me and most other Wake Forest students, spring is a time when you are constantly torn between the stress of needing to get your work done, and the irresistible urge to play outside as the weather warms up and the sun comes out after a long winter. Darties are obviously a popular method to de-stress outside, but do you want to try something new and different? If I told you that there’s an event coming up where you can combine the thrill of a race, outdoor excursion, seeing Winston-Salem in ways you haven’t before, a good cause, and an after party at Ziggy’s, would you believe me? You should.
Registration is now open for the fifth annual scavenger hunt in downtown Winston-Salem! If you haven’t heard of this event, it’s hosted by Scene in Winston-Salem, a volunteer organization dedicated to educating both locals and non-locals on the history and culture of Winston-Salem. The organization focuses on doing this in an engaging and interactive way, allowing residents to experience our community in ways they haven’t before. The hunt will take place on April 14th from 1-5 p.m. Teams of two will follow clues around downtown, leading them to various establishments where they will perform tasks, get their “passport” stamped, and snap pictures at different landmarks. The scavenger hunt will be followed by dinner at a local restaurant, and an after-party at Ziggy’s.
Proceeds from the scavenger hunt will go to the Meade Willis Fund, which helps local business operate downtown. Over the last four years, the scavenger hunt has raised more than $15,000 for the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership.
Cash prizes of $200, $100, and $50 will be awarded to the top three finishing teams. Teams of two must register by March 31. It costs $25 per person, and includes a gift bag with promotions from various sponsors and entrance to the after party (think door prizes and food and drink samples from downtown restaurants). All information can be found online at www.sceneinwinston-salem.com, and for any other questions, you can contact Debra Chiarello at email@example.com.
So register for what’s sure to be a good time and rewarding experience, a great study break, and an opportunity to see parts of downtown Winston you never have before!