A fun-filled, family friendly community scavenger hunt with clues featuring local businesses and local history is under way as part of the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce's Centennial Celebration.
The Coeur d'Alene Chamber Centennial Scavenger Hunt kicked off June 27, will run through Aug. 24, and will feature weekly clues announced each Monday.
Clues will be posted to the chamber website, on the chamber Facebook page, and on the Coeur Group scavenger hunt web page, and will also be available at the chamber office.
"The Coeur Group is delighted to bring a cutting-edge, fun-filled event that's designed to be family friendly while supporting our local businesses and the chamber," said Coeur Group founding member Ben Miller, an investment adviser at D.A. Davidson and Co. "Scavenger hunts are always fun and this one is special because it's a unique way to celebrate the chamber's 100th birthday. It's been fun to plan because it's innovative and unique and will appeal to people of all ages."
Correctly completed scavenger hunt game cards will be entered into a drawing and one winning card will be selected. The scavenger hunt winner will receive one free travel accommodation for an upcoming Coeur d'Alene European vacation such as the Discover Tuscany trip in November or the Christmas on the Danube trip in December or the winner can choose to receive $2,500 in cash.
Scavenger hunt game cards are available at the Coeur d'Alene chamber office, 105 N. First St., or any chamber event.
To play the game, participants will solve clues to determine the 26 scavenger hunt sponsors. Players will receive a sticker for their game card when they visit each of the sponsoring businesses.
Players can solve clues each week or solve them at their leisure. The goal is to solve each clue, obtain all 26 stickers for the scavenger hunt game card, and submit the completed card to the Coeur d'Alene chamber office by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Participants must be at least 18 years old.
The Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce has launched several events and activities to celebrate its 100th birthday including a kick-off celebration last September at the Hagadone Events Center, monthly 100-minute centennial receptions on the first Thursday of each month at the chamber office, and commemorative centennial wine available for purchase and produced by Coeur d'Alene Cellars.
The chamber also recently announced a new Legacy Club where individuals can support the chamber's mission by donating $100. Legacy Club members will be listed on a permanent location in the chamber's building site.
"The chamber is delighted to bring this fun, family event to the community to celebrate our 100th birthday," said chamber President and CEO Steve Wilson.
Information: www.thecoeurgroup.com or Ben Miller, 667-1212.