How many moons are there on Wilton Drive? What was Hagen’s (of Hagen Park) first name? If you think you know the answers and got what it takes to be the master of Wilton Manors, you can compete for the championship.
On Saturday, Jan. 25, participate in the second annual Wilton Manors Scavenger Hunt and join other locals in discovering the hidden treasures of this little town. Last year, 12 teams and 46 different players participated — the youngest only 5 years old.
Adrienne Foland, the Vice President of the Wilton Manors Historical Society, said that with a few adjustments, this year wouldn’t be as hectic as last year.
“Last year we started at Hagen Park and finished in Richardson Park,” Foland said. “This year, we are start and end at the same location, Richardson Park. We think it’ll be easier on the participants, too.”
The 2013 first place winners — Shoshana Shafran, Marlene Marante and their 7-year-old daughter, Heidi Shafran — finished the hunt in less than an hour. With a perfect score of 35, the family took home a $100 gift certificate to Rosie’s restaurant. SFGN’s team placed third.
This year, tickets will again cost $10 a person in advance and $15 a person the day of the event. Children under 12 years old can participate for free when accompanied by an adult. Proceeds go toward the restoration of the Willingham Carriage House at Richardson Park, the oldest structure in Wilton Manors and located at the entrance of the Richardson Historic Park and Nature Reserve.
Foland said one of the biggest compliments about last year’s hunt was just how much fun everyone had.
“The clues were challenging, but with keen observation skills — and a little help from Google — the players were able to solve for the answers.”
First place will receive a $100 gift certificate from a local business while second and third place winners will receive $50 and $25 gift certificates, respectfully. An after-party at Courtyard Café is open to all participating teams.
If you participated last year, be sure to note that registration starts at 9 a.m. Teams are recommended but not required. You can show up solo and can be paired up with others. The website recommends at least two people to a team, although 3-4 is best.
Even if you don’t live in Wilton Manors, you can still participate in the scavenger hunt. Foland said last year, participants came from Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale, and Hollywood.
Tickets are on sale at the Hagen Park Community Center or you can visit wiltonmanorsscavengerhunt.com.
If You Go:
Where: Richardson Park
1937 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
When: Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. – Noon
How much: $10 in advance, $15 day of event
Photo caption: 2013 Wilton Manors Scavenger Hunt winners