NORTH ADAMS -- The Fall Foliage Leaf Hunt Committee has announced the first set of clues. The event will conclude on October 12th.
Brightly colored paper leaves are hidden throughout the area, and participants must solve the clues in order to find the leaves. Individuals finding a leaf must return it to the Office of Tourism at 6 West Main St. to claim the prize. Prizes for the event are generously donated by area merchants.Individuals claiming a prize must sign their name on the leaf when turning it in. The office is closed for lunch daily from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. There is a limit of one prize per household.
According to the Leaf Hunt Committee, the leaves are well hidden and participants are urged to search thoroughly to find them. In the event of unsolved clues, a second set of clues will be announced.
As always, there is a phantom leaf hunt for homebound residents. Interested persons must mail a postcard with the answer to the clue,their name, address and phone number to the Office of Tourism at 6 West Main St. Only mailed postcards will be accepted.In the event of a tie, the earliest postmark will determine the winner. Answers to the clues along with the names of the winners will be announced at the end of the event on Oct.12.
The first set of clues are:
1. 11 & 13
2. Stinger's mound
3. Original mayoral playground
4. Where you could find the Grand Marshal
5. Tin Foil
6. Resurrected H20
7. Not a duck's bill
8. Safe way
9. No rye or injera here
10. Bane for college grads
11. Why Kate can go out
12. Higher education
13. Bowl builder
14. The village children
15. Sunflower seeds and bubblegum
Phantom leaf hunt clues are:
1. Over 50 years of family fare, retirement came and breakfast isn't the same.
2. Orion's old stomping ground, today the "doors" are still open.
3. Blackbeard enjoyed its selection, sadly Captain Jack Sparrow never had the pleasure.