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  • Scavenge Little Falls for hidden ‘gems’

  • Interested in finding this city’s hidden “gems”?



    As part of the Little Falls Bicentennial Celebration, members of the Greater Little Falls Community Chest on Friday, July 8, will sponsor the Little Falls Rocks! Scavenger Hunt. 

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  • Interested in finding this city’s hidden “gems”?
    As part of the Little Falls Bicentennial Celebration, members of the Greater Little Falls Community Chest on Friday, July 8, will sponsor the Little Falls Rocks! Scavenger Hunt. 
    Teresa Lee, a member of the all-volunteer organization’s scavenger hunt committee and a city alderwoman, said the fundraising event will give participants an opportunity to “find out what’s special and unique about Little Falls.”
    Digital cameras are a must for each two-person team. There is a $20 registration fee for each team, with prizes for top competitors.
    Registration for the activity will begin at the Little Falls YMCA beginning at 5:30 p.m. that evening. Starting at 6 p.m., participants will receive itemized lists of clues that will lead them to special locations throughout the city. After arriving at their destinations, they’ll be instructed to collect things or take digital photographs of themselves doing things, she said.
    Businesses and culturally-, historically- or geologically-significant sites around the city are the participants’ destinations. Teams will return to the YMCA prior to the 8 p.m. conclusion.
    Lee, a middle school teacher at Little Falls City School District, said, “We’ve done scavenger hunts with sports teams and class groups. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
    The local Community Chest makes annual contributions to 18 local agencies.
    The 2011 fund drive started Oct. 1. While committee members try to get most of the fundraising work done in October, the campaign lasts the whole year, campaign manager and scavenger hung committee member Nancy Coleman said recently.
    The Greater Little Falls Community Chest serves as a conduit for money to local organizations like Dolgeville Youth Football, Girl Scouts-Foothills Council Inc., Revolutionary Trails Council Boy Scouts of America, the Herkimer County Humane Society, Little Falls Babe Ruth Baseball, Little Falls Family YMCA, Mohawk Valley Chapter American Red Cross, the Herkimer County Sexual Violence Program, as well as others that apply for funding.
    For more information about the scavenger hunt, call (315) 823-1897.

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