Each sponsoring business is providing a prize valued around 50 dollars. Participating businesses include, NW Gold Rush Bucer’s, Camas Prairie Winery, Paradise Creek Bicycles, Sisters’ Brew, Moscow Food-Coop, Hodgins Drug, 2nd Chance Pawn, Precision Engraving Gifts and Awards, Alliance Home Management, Hansel & Gretel, The Storm Cellar, Peck’s Shoe Clinic, North Idaho Athletic Club, Nuart Theater, Empower Marketing, and the Moscow Chamber of Commerce. Prizes include: gift certificates to the sponsoring businesses and a grand prize of one-quarter ounce of gold valued at over $450 dollars as of today.
The first clues will be announced on December 3rd on NW Gold Rush’s Facebook page. Clues will also be announced and passed out along the Light Up The Night Holiday Parade on December 5th in downtown Moscow. Treasure hunters will be searching for medallions hidden on public lands and in parks throughout Moscow. They will watch for clues posted at several downtown businesses and online at facebook.com/
So how big is this really? One woman claims that her husband was searching in a local park at midnight so that other treasure seekers wouldn’t be watching him. Another woman talks about her family leaving the site to return later because they saw two other families searching in the vicinity. Perhaps the most unique story is about two friends who climbed a tree at 1:30 in the morning because they didn’t want to do it during the day and tip off others. While these folks have been searching at night, “I wouldn’t recommend holding off until night because there will be so many people searching during the Holidazzle.”
Please follow NW Gold Rush on Facebook for clues and for more information.