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Seek and find: Neighborhood scavenger hunt breaks boredom, builds community in Ridglea North

Posted April 8, 2020

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The New family siblings, winners of the scavenger hunt, pose with their unique neighborhood finds.

Penguins in trees, lobsters, snowmen on porches and even lamps with glasses were recently spotted by families living in the Ridglea North neighborhood. From March 26-29, the Ridglea North Neighborhood Association and Moms Group sponsored an all-neighborhood Social Distancing Scavenger Hunt for kids young and young at heart.

Participating homes were asked to place a unique object in their front yard to be included in the hunt. The chosen items did not disappoint: chickens with polka dots, bears with hats and festive balloons were on display. Once the items were ready, a checklist with pictures and a map was sent to residents so they could complete the scavenger hunt.

Families went on to search for whimsical trees, silly goats, flags, giraffes and more. The rules included taking a selfie with each find and submitting them via email to be judged. The more you found, the more likely you were to win.

“We wanted to give families and neighbors something fun to do while staying safe and practicing social distancing,” said Neighborhood Association President Tyler Wright. “The feedback from all ages has been great.”

The winner of the scavenger hunt received a gift card from Ridglea North business Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop – the perfect reward for working up an appetite social distancing and hunting for the most unique objects in the neighborhood.

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