Visitors and familiar faces to the fall festival in Montross can show off their knowledge in the weeks to come by participating in a quiz testing people on their knowledge of the town.
Beginning Oct. 5, the public will have an opportunity to compete in the first Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Sunbelt Realty, which is one of the new highlights of the annual Montross Fall Festival.
Town Manager Brenda Reamy said it’s one example of the family fun theme for the 2013 Montross Fall Festival. “I thought it was a great idea,” Reamy said. “It’s just a good time for people to come back home.”
Another element that will make this festival well attended is the Washington & Lee High School homecoming festivities, Reamy said. The home football game is not often played the same weekend as the town festival. This year’s Grand Marshall is Carol Chandler, owner of Carrot Cottage in Montross. Publicity chairperson Sarah Davis brought the idea to Reamy during a previous planning meeting.
“The purpose of this in my eyes is to bring more of an interest and awareness of our town’s history and what is available here business and community wise,” Davis said.
Contestants will have to provide a photo proving they found the answer for each clue and the photos must be brought to Sunbelt Realty at 15739 Kings Highway in Montross (across from Rite Aid and the Art of Coffee) starting at 10 a.m. and ending by 12 p.m. noon on Oct. 5. Tablets and other handheld devices are accepted. Contestants must provide their name and contact information to receive a prize. Prizes will be announced on the Courthouse Porch at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 5. A total of 40 possible points can be earned through the scavenger hunt.
For clues see page A4 of the Westmoreland News.