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Get To Know Newton Charity Scavenger Hunt planned for July 31

Published: Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:19 a.m. CST

The Newton Convention and Visitors Bureau has developed and is sponsoring, in collaboration with the Get To Know Newton committee, a new and fun way to get the word out about Newton: a scavenger hunt.

The newly created Get To Know Newton Charity Scavenger Hunt will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in Newton, in an continued efforts to market the community message.

“The scavenger hunt is a great way to market our community, and in the process help support the cause of a charity or nonprofit with the winning team taking home a check for $1,500,” Newton CVB Executive Director Linda Bacon said. 

The scavenger hunt is open to teams of four that will want to have good directional skills, a camera or phone with a camera, something to keep track of time and a vehicle to navigate around town. The registration fee is $25 per team.

The Newton CVB and Get To Know Newton committee decided the event was another way they could promote the community, not only to prospective visitors but to people that could potentially want to move here, work and raise their family here, and make Newton their home.

“What better way to promote the community than by having some fun and showing off the amenities at the same time,” Newton Parks Superintendent and Newton CVB board member Nathan Unsworth said.

Each team will be provided with a list of items to find and a map. The hunt will begin with a check-in time of 5 p.m. and game time from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

“The scavenger hunt will only take an hour and a half, so it will move quickly, but very educational in the process,” said Nathan. “We don’t even think local teams will have an advantage since the items to find all are listed by clues.” 

Registration forms can be downloaded online from Newton CVB’s website, www.visitnewton.com, or picked up at the Newton CVB office at 300 E. 17th St. S. in Newton. The Get to Know Newton Charity Scavenger Hunt is being limited to twenty teams this year, with a registration deadline of Friday, July 25.