$500 Winter Rec-Fest 2018 Medallion Hunt

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$500 Winter Rec-Fest 2018 Medallion Hunt

Postby Dave » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:09 am

2018 Medallion Hunt Clues Page

INFO
The first clue will be posted at 12:00 am on Wednesday January 17th 2018.
Each clue thereafter will be revealed at 12:00am on the respective day.


Rules
Rule 1: If you find the Medallion, return it to the Parks and Recreation Department, Mon. - Fri., 8:30AM - 5:00PM to claim your prizes.

Rule 2: Acting agents of the La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department are not eligible.

Rule 3: The Medallion will not be found on private property and will not require climbing.

Rule 4: Winners may be utilized for media purposes.

Rule 5: If you have any questions regarding the hunt, please us at call (608) 789-7533.
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Re: $500 Winter Rec-Fest 2018 Medallion Hunt

Postby Dave » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:50 am

ATTENTION ALL: Yours truly had the flu...a nasty bug...when the Medallion Hunt began last Weds Jan 17, 2018...and by the time I got back on my feet, Sat Jan 20th...someone had found said Medallion after only 3 clues were revealed...

In the following posts, I will post all 10 clues, their meanings, according to the writer of the clues...any opinions I might have on this year's Winter Rec Fest Hunt...and most importantly...my offer to work together with someone in future Oktoberfest and Winter Rec Fest Medallion Hunts...

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Re: $500 Winter Rec-Fest 2018 Medallion Hunt

Postby Dave » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:36 am

Clue 1:
Winter RecFest 2018 is set to begin
With lots of activities for the athletic and wise.
First up is the annual medallion hunt.
Find the flake and claim a really nice prize.


Clue 2:
Rules to be seen. Please don't break the law.
There are plenty of places to park.
You are just astray if you search by homes
And avoid any private yard in the daytime or dark.


Clue 3:
Like many public places, there is a front and a back,
But in this case, I'd focus on a side location.
European warriors add a historical slant.
Plus, there's a glimpse of an educational vocation..


Clue 4:
This can read like a Treasure Island plot
Except the financial reward is not gold.
But there's success in relating to the name, Pierre,
With the reference to see in warmth and cold.


Clue 5:
Don't bother with the bluff!
Stay away from the far south or north this year.
When hunting alone or in a group,
You can take a break and sip a beer.


Clue 6:
An Elton John song with a touch of blues
And a definition of one first to settle.
A place described as something other than old.
Plus circles on top of something metal.


Clue 7:
You should see something round and red,
A distinctive square and layers there to park it.
You'll find three digits that add up to eleven.
And a child's learning trip to the market.


Clue 8:
A place to lay down your sleepy head,
But don't be surprised if your eyes are fooled.
Places nearby to wine and dine
And lots of water very cooled..


Clue 9:
You should be hunting near royalty
And faces can guide your way.
If you're lost, ask any guy for help.
Near a river, but it's not really in play.


Clue 10:
Lots of art in this vicinity
And around the corner from a lady named, Mary Ott.
This is clue 10 and probably not needed,
But a House and it's rocks marks the spot.

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Re: $500 Winter Rec-Fest 2018 Medallion Hunt

Postby Dave » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:38 am

Winter Rec-Fest Medallion has been found

By: Ryan Hennessy
Posted: Jan 19, 2018 03:00 PM CST Updated: Jan 19, 2018 03:04 PM CST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -
The Winter Rec-Fest Medallion was found Friday by William Baxter of Onalaska, just two days after hunt began. The medallion was found near the "Confluence" mural at The Pump House Regional Arts Center.

An introduction of William and presentation of the $500 check will take place at 6 p.m. before the Winter Rec-Fest Figure Skating Exhibition at Green Island Ice Arena.


https://www.news8000.com/news/winter-re ... /688163671

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Re: $500 Winter Rec-Fest 2018 Medallion Hunt

Postby Dave » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:10 am

ATTENTION: The official website for the $500 Winter Rec-Fest 2018 Medallion Hunt is not available right now...and further more, the 10 reasons for the 10 clues has yet to be published...

This has happened before...and I have contacted the officials in charge of the Medallion Hunt and asked them to publish the reasons behind the 10 clues...when they do so, I will post that info here...

STAY TUNED!!!

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Re: $500 Winter Rec-Fest 2018 Medallion Hunt

Postby Dave » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:43 am

My offer to work together with someone in future Oktoberfest and Winter Rec Fest Medallion Hunts:

I will no longer post my take here on the forum on each Medallion Hunt clue as the clues are revealed. After the Medallion has been found I may reveal my thinking on each clue.

However, I am willing to work together with someone via email only as the clues are revealed...When we find the Medallion we would split the prize 50 - 50, or perhaps 40 - 60...this can be negotiated before the next Hunt begins in Sept of 2018...when the 2018 Oktoberfest Hunt is set to begin...

Some may ask why this change in my thinking, from past Medallion Hunts, where I was asked to work with several who had actually found the Medallion?...Well, I don't live in the La Crosse area any more, and also I now have Parkinson's Disease, which limits what I can do physically these days...so...a change in my thinking...

I am confident that based on how close I have come to finding that elusive Medallion in past Hunts, my partner and I should find several over the coming years...GO LUCK TO ALL OF YOU WHO WILL BE LOOKING FOR THE MEDALLION IN COMING YEARS !!! MAY THE MEDALLION GODS BE KIND TO US ALL !!!

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Re: $500 Winter Rec-Fest 2018 Medallion Hunt

Postby Dave » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:50 pm

IMPORTANT NOTE: Finally was able to coax the 10 clues and the 10 explanations from a very helpful fellow at the La Crosse Parks,,,Department...Thanks much Travis.

Clue 1
Winter RecFest 2018 is set to begin

With lots of activities for the athletic and wise.

First up is the annual medallion hunt.

Find the flake and claim a really nice prize.

Clue 2
Rules to be seen. Please don't break the law.

There are plenty of places to park.

You are just astray if you search by homes

And avoid any private yard in the daytime or dark.

Clue 3
Like many public places, there is a front and a back,

But in this case, I'd focus on a side location.

European warriors add a historical slant.

Plus, there's a glimpse of an educational vocation.

Clue 4
This can read like a Treasure Island plot

Except the financial reward is not gold.

But there's success in relating to the name, Pierre,

With the reference to see in warmth and cold.

Clue 5

Don't bother with the bluff!

Stay away from the far south or north this year.

When hunting alone or in a group,

You can take a break and sip a beer.

Clue 6
An Elton John song with a touch of blues

And a definition of one first to settle.

A place described as something other than old.

Plus circles on top of something metal.

Clue 7
You should see something round and red,

A distinctive square and layers there to park it.

You'll find three digits that add up to eleven.

And a child's learning trip to the market.

Clue 8
A place to lay down your sleepy head,

But don't be surprised if your eyes are fooled.

Places nearby to wine and dine

And lots of water very cooled.

Clue 9
You should be hunting near royalty

And faces can guide your way.

If you're lost, ask any guy for help.

Near a river, but it's not really in play.

Clue 10
Lots of art in this vicinity

And around the corner from a lady named, Mary Ott.

This is clue 10 and probably not needed,

But a House and it's rocks marks the spot.

The flake in the rocks beneath the Pump House mural.

Clue Meanings:

Clue 1: "lots" refers to many nearby parking lots "prize" refers to nearby Ameriprize Financial

Clue 2: "rules" refers to reserved parking signs "homes" refers to nearby Home Hilton suites "yard" refers to nearby Courtyard at Marriott

Clue 3: "public" refers to nearby CPA firm "front" refers to Front Street "warriors" refers to nearby Knight Barry company "educational glimpse" refers to Viterbo sign on Community Theatre

Clue 4: first line refers to Jim Hawkins character in T.I. and nearby Hawkins Ash business "financial" refers to nearby financial business "Pierre" is the mascot of the NBA Pelicans and refers to pelican statues by Pump House

Clue 5: tells what areas to avoid "group" refers to nearby title group business last line indicates there are places to have a beer

Clue 6: John song is Tiny Dancer and the "blue" dancer sculpture second refers to Piggy's in the old pioneer foundry building "other than old" refers to nearby Newport business last line refers to globe streetlights

Clue 7: first line refers to unique red bike racks second line refers to nearby parking ramp third line refers to Pump House street address, 119 last line refers to this Little Piggy went to the "market" and nearby Piggy's

Clue 8: first line refers to song Down by the Riverside second line refers to the "fool the eye" mural design "wine Guyz

and cold river

Clue 9: "royalty" is King Street "faces" on the mural again Wine "guy"

Clue 10: no help needed


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