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Updated: 2016 Maple Grove Days Medallion Found

Jul 11, 2016 01:28PM ● By Wendy Erlien

2016 Maple Grove Days Medallion (photo provided by Maple Grove Community Organization)

7:22 a.m. July 13, 2016: The Maple Grove Days Medallion has been found, according to organizers. Ashley Groth, Brandon Haywood, Andrea Knodel, and Dawn Marie are the 2016 winners. The medallion was hidden at Basswood Elementary School Park, past the second baseball field. 

1:28 p.m. July 11, 2016
: The 2016 Maple Grove Days Medallion Hunt officially started Monday, June 6. 

Since the medallion wasn't found in 2015, the prize is up to $1,000 for the person who finds the hidden, 5x5, bronze colored, maple-leaf shaped medallion.

If the medallion is not found by 11 p.m., Thursday July 14, 2016, the hunt will terminate and the money will roll to 2017.

Before you set out to search in Maple Grove, make sure to read the official rules set by the Maple Grove Community Organization.

The sixth clue (released July 11, 2016) is below:
Clue 6
You are "right" on track to find the medallion.
You might be in time out if you are caught tattlin'.
At this point I hope you have ventured south of the city.
Don't go too far or you will be at the neighbors. What a pity.
310 is your last clue for the season.
Don't give up for any reason!

The fifth clue (released July 4, 2016) is below:
Clue 5
This place sure looks pretty,
But things are looking a little fishy.
Instrument, tree, park, or fish,
"Bass" is the word to explore if you wish.

The fourth clue (released June 27, 2016) is below:
Clue 4
Water, Water everywhere and not a drop to drink.
This is something you may learn here I think.
Pond, creek, swamp and marsh.
"Dam" this is getting harsh. 

The third clue (released June 20, 2016) is below: 
Clue 3
Unfortunately this is no tale,
But grilling on site is a big fail.
This location consists of two entities
You will be taught not to forget your necessities. 

The second clue (released June 13, 2016) is below: 
Clue 2:
Our hunt is now under way.
Keep your eyes peeled every day!
The competition has just begun.
Oh look! There's a home run!
The first clue (released June 6, 2016)  and official rules are below: 
Clue 1:
In the run up to Maple Grove Days,
We're reviving your favorite craze.
The Medallion is hidden,
And you won't find it sittin',
Get out and enjoy the sun's rays.

It's now in a Maple Grove Park.
(So remember, don't hunt when it's dark).
You won't need a shovel,
Or search any hovel,
It's summer's most enriching lark.

Don't forget your Maple Grove Button
Before you go huntin'
And we'll hand you a check in July.
Are you ready to watch balls fly? 

Official Rules

The traditional kick off to Maple Grove Days once again features the Medallion Hunt. Gather your resources and plot your strategy in search of the hidden, maple-leaf-shaped, bronze-colored medallion. The cash prize of $1,000 awarded to the lucky finder is  offered by the Lookout Bar and Grill.  Clues given on the Maple Grove Days website and Facebook and Twitter page, Maple Grove Voice, and the Osseo-Maple Grove Press beginning June 9 through July 14, or until the medallion is found.  

For daily updates on whether or not the medallion has been found, searchers may call 763-494-5956.

Contest guidelines and rules are as follows:

 1.    In order to claim the prize, the successful searcher must have purchased a $3 Maple Grove Days Button. The buttons are available for sale at the Maple Grove Community Center  or from Maple Grove Ambassador Candidates. Proceeds benefit the Ambassador Program.   

 2.    The medallion will be found on a city of Maple Grove park land area.

 3.    No digging will be necessary.

 4.    No climbing will be necessary.

 5.    No disassembly will be required to find the medallion, including irrigation heads, light fixtures and park equipment.

 6.    Searchers must not deface public property or otherwise violate laws. Please note: Park hours are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 7.    Searchers assume all risk for personal injury.

 8.    No employees or their family members of the city of Maple Grove, Sun Publications, The Lookout Bar & Grill or members or their family members of the Maple Grove Community Organization, are eligible to win.

 9.    The winner’s name will be announced Saturday, July 16, at the Maple Grove Days festival.

10.   Taxes due on the prize winnings are the responsibility of the winner.

11.   If the medallion is not found by 11 p.m., Thursday July 14, 2016, the hunt will terminate and the money will roll to 2017.

12.   The decisions of Maple Grove Community Organization are final.

Please adhere to the guidelines and rules to ensure the safety and respect of all. 

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