Winter medallion hunt begins

Staff Writer
Ken Francis
Clearwater’s first ever Winter Medallion Hunt officially began last Saturday (March 8) with the kickoff of the boot hockey tournament at the ice rink in Lions Park.
The newly-established Clearwater Public Service Activities (PSA) board decided to hold a winter event this March and included a medallion hunt as part of the activities.
All residents of Clearwater and the surrounding areas are eligible for the event. Hunters 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
1. The medallion can be found without digging or climbing.
2. The medallion is hidden so that hunters do not have to break any law to find it.
3. Hunters must be respectful of businesses and other people (including other hunters).
4. Once found, the medallion must be returned to City Hall as soon as possible.
5. The medallion will be hidden on public city property, including parks, trails, sidewalks, the library, schools or city hall.
6. The medallion is not hidden on private, non-public or non-city property.
New medallion hunt clues will be released every Wednesday and Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.  Clues will be posted on the city’s website at  
Clues will also be print- Medallion Cont. On Page 2
ed in the Clearwater Tribune weekly, which is distributed on Saturdays. There are eight clues for this hunt.  Copies of the clues will also be posted at City Hall on the entrance door. The lucky hunter(s) should bring the medallion to Clearwater’s City Hall, (Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) to receive the $100 prize.  A photo will also be taken of the lucky hunter(s).
The first clues: 
1. So much winter fun playing boot hockey, now a race to find the medallion is key! Now where can it be? Up in a tree? I don't think that can be. I wonder if it’s easy to see. (From March 8)
2. With all this snow and blew winds from the North - A Polar Vortex then snow. So hunters take heed - bundle up in warm dress.  (March 12)
3. Bear in mind these record breaking colds; bundle up when you're in the outdoors. (March 15)


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