LOWVILLE— For the second year, the Free Lowville Library will offer attendees the opportunity to scour the county for clues to win prizes.
Lowville Library Director Meghan Harney said Lewis County’s first scavenger hunt last year was well received.
“So many people have asked when he will be back,” she said. “When we thought about a new fundraiser to add to our calendar, the idea of a scavenger hunt came up and we all immediately jumped on the water. It’s something different that invites people of all ages and skill levels.
The Library will feature the Lewis County Scavenger Hunt and After Party from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 25, with cash prizes, local giveaways, a costume contest and refreshments.
“There’s an incredibly fun amount of strategy involved,” said library administrator Jamie Roberts. “In the first few moments, the teams frantically watch the clues and decide how to attack. “
Participants will need to draw on their knowledge of County of Lewis – 20 of the scavenger hunt clues refer specifically to legends, monuments and little-known facts of County Lewis, according to a press release.
“You can stay local for lower value clues, or travel further for clues that are worth more points,” Ms. Roberts said.
The remaining 50 clues ask teams to put together “Found Objects”, “Cultural References” and “Laugh Out Loud” poses and activities.
“The clues are open to interpretation and creativity by each team,” said Emily Burke, library administrator.
This year’s costume competition is themed “Through the Decades”. Prizes will be awarded for the best individual costume and the best team costume.
Registration will take place at Maple Ridge, 7421 East Road, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. the scavenger hunt will take place across the county from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The after-party will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Maple Ridge. During the after party, points will be tallied and the free Lowville library will award cash prizes to the winning teams.
“It’s a great day with friends,” said Board Chair Jesica Nichols.
Participants can register in teams of two to four people, with a registration fee of $ 50 per team. Tickets are available online at wdt.me/libraryhunt or at Lowville Free Library, 5387 Dayan St.
For more information, call the Free Lowville Library at 315-376-2131.
Any participant under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a tutor. Tickets are non-refundable and prepaid charges are considered a donation if a team is not present. All participants must sign a waiver. One camera phone or digital camera will be required per team.
The Lowville Free Library, established in 1906 and built in 1927, currently serves a population of 4,982 in rural upstate New York. The library also serves a considerable number of clients from outlying regions as well as summer residents.
This fundraiser is especially important for Lowville Free Library since COVID has caused most of the 2020 fundraisers to be canceled. At the same time, the library needs to replace its damaged boiler and air conditioning condenser. All fundraising, grants and donations help.