Scavenger hunt raised money for agencies and highlighted sites in Orleans
MEDINA – Three local agencies organized a scavenger hunt on Saturday that had 10 teams traveling around the county to see waterfalls, historic sites, public art projects and rubber ducks painted gold.
The event was intended to be a fun outing for the participants and a chance to learn about their community. It also raised about $3,100 to be split for youth programming at the YMCA, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Orleans Community Health.
“They got to explore the county and test people’s knowledge, said Heather Smith, director of the Orleans Community Health Foundation.
The three agencies put together the scavenger hunt following the cancellation of many activities and fundraisers in the county due to Covid-19.
Participants in “Hunt Orleans” had two hours to go to as many locations as possible. Participants took a picture of their teams at the destinations. The team with the most points won $250.
Pauline Bachorski of Albion and her granddaughter Neveya Barnes, 12, earned the most points. Bachorski is the Girl Scout unit coordinator in Albion. She said she has learned local trivia and visited many of the sites before that were on the hunt through the Girl Scout program.
“It was a lot of fun,” Bachorski said about the scavenger hunt.
Organizers want to do the hunt again next year and will have a new theme and different spots to visit.
Here are some other provided photos of some of the teams at different locations in the county:
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