Many families took to the streets in search of clues during the Imlay City DDA’s Scavenger Hunt downtown. More than 200 people participated in the event, which culminated in a visit with the Easter Bunny. photo by Tom Wearing.
March 19, 2008
IMLAY CITY — An estimated 200 people scavenged downtown businesses Saturday, in search of hidden letters that revealed the location of Easter gift bags for participating children.
The annual Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority, drew a steady stream of visitors to the various locations listed on a map.
The first stop on the hunt was the Imlay City Historical Museum, where participants picked up the maps in their quest for Easter treasure.
"We had 160 people in here by noon," said Historical Commission member Karen Deming. "We had a lot of kids, parents and many grandparents stop in."
Once they had deciphered the secret message, participants made their way over to the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library, where they collected their gift bags and met with the Easter Bunny.
Downtown businesses taking part in the Scavenger Hunt included: Output Entertainment, Salon Exclusivo, Imlay City Historical Museum, Options Salon, Chick's Barbershop, Creations Floral, Extreme Dance & Cheer Studio, Kempf's Imlay City Florist, The Daily Grind Cafe, Pro Tanning, The Learning Depot, Michigan Business Products, Sportsmen's Barbershop, Kelly's Pet Salon and Scoop's Ice Cream and Sub Shop.