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Several lucky winners gathered at the Fort Lupton City Museum Saturday night for the final drawing in the citywide Treasure Hunt Challenge. The concept, a collaboration between …
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Several lucky winners gathered at the Fort Lupton City Museum Saturday night for the final drawing in the citywide Treasure Hunt Challenge. The concept, a collaboration between several city agencies, began at the museum with an “initial treasure seekers kit,” including a raffle ticket and clues to the next stop on the hunt.
By the time each participant made it through the hunt, they visited the Fort Lupton Public and School Library, the Fort Lupton Recreation Center and old Fort Lupton, gathering clues, small gifts and several raffle tickets before winding up where they started, right back at the museum. The idea behind the hunt was to host a fun adventure for participants while showing off some of the city’s notable assets. For the hunters, that meant several chances to win prizes while finding out what Fort Lupton has to offer.
As promised, the final drawing was the culmination of the hunt. The grand prize was a large basket of city-themed items and trinkets. Runners-up had the choice of a potted tulip or smaller arrangement of memorabilia, each given out by museum coordinator DebraRay Thompson.
“The gift basket was given to us as a contribution of all the participants involved on the hunt. We have books, we have mementoes from the fort, books and wonderful scientific things from the library, more books from the museum and also some cups, some decorated cans from the canning company and a nice T-shirt,” Thompson said. “That’s the grand prize. But to make it fun for everybody, any one of you who is going to win tonight, you are also going to get a prize.”
The winners of the grand prize, not present but soon to be notified, were the Barb Duncan family.
Those interested in future activities and the museum in general might want to seize the opportunity to apply for a spot on the Fort Lupton City Museum and History Advisory Committee, who is seeking candidates to help shape the future of the collection. Interested parties should contact DebraRay Thompson at the museum or by calling 303-857-1634. The committee meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the museum.
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