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Tale of the Times – Gordy and Peggy Kircher

1/4/2021

How to celebrate our family Chirstmas Eve during Covid restricting group gatherings?

Our family, actually our daughter came up with the idea of having a Stillwater Christmas Scavenger Hunt. She created all the clues, made all the arrangements and did all the set up without any of our relatives being involved. We had it during the snow storm on Wed Dec 23rd and had 8 cars/families involved and it was a great success.

Here is a list of the clues/events

CLUE #1 CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT 2020
As you start your journey be careful of things around you and do not slip and fall, Look for your clue at the bottom, next to that historical and sometimes haunted house on main street.

CLUE #2 CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT 2020
Head north of Town to the historical marker where millions of logs were halted, sorted and rafted, for your next challenge.

CLUE #3 CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT 2020
You have successfully figured out the food challenge congratulations! Now find this picture or send a team member or two, for your next clue.

CLUE #4 CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT 2020
Race on (carefully) – head to Stillwater Township and Otto Berg Park to find your next clue.

CLUE #5 CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT 2020
Pay it Forward – go to the nearest Marathon Gas Station and distribute this $5 gift card to a gas station customer, as a Merry Christmas Gift. You may not give your card to the same person or family as another team gave theirs’ to. RECORD YOUR GOOD DEED WITH YOUR PHONE. Once you have passed on some good cheer, find the following on your way to the next clue:
The BSA (Boy Scouts of America) Eagle Scout project by Lake McKusic – TAKE A PICTURE OF IT. Happy’s (old) Harbor – TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR GROUP WITH HARBOR IN BACKGROUND. Continue on to pick up your bread, baked fresh daily, and your next clue.

CLUE #6 CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT 2020
Make sure you grab your bread – made for you before you leave. You will find 3 – one dollar bills – with your cash head to the nearest salvation army kettle to donate your money, while you are there help with donations by singing Christmas carols to passerby’s for at least 5 min. Only one team may be singing at a time. RECORD YOURSELF DOING THIS WITH YOUR PHONE. Once finished head to the place where fermenting takes center stage and find your next clue.

CLUE #7 CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT 2020
Find your gift card and treat yourself or family to either one crowler can OR 4 pack of soda.
Next locate your Xmas Ornament Craft Kit Challenge:
You have supplies to make 2 ornaments – find a warm place and make the following:
A green spiral tree – decorate with stickers and markers, add a signature or more
A mini blue angel – there is one sample already done, make another one using the sample as a guide, may also decorate if you wish. RECORD YOURSELF MAKING THE ORNAMENTS WITH YOUR PHONE.
When you have finished put your ornaments in the extra plastic bag and deliver to 123 Victoria Court where you will find your next clue and challenge.

Winter Challenge………….. Choose one to do:
Snowball fight
Make snow angels
Help someone with shoveling
Make a snowman
If not enough snow play an outside game of your choice. RECORD YOURSELF ON YOUR PHONE.

CLUE #8 CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT 2020
Make your way back to the downtown Stillwater area for the last challenge.
Once you have successfully counted the number of presents under the tree, combined with the number of supporting beams on the bridge – make your way to Lowell Park North and the END of your Christmas Scavenger Hunt.

~Gordy and Peggy Kircher

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