The fun and excitement of the Clayton Harvest Festival has a new twist this year. The Clayton News-Star and 12 downtown merchants will award three cash prizes totaling $400 to the winners of the Harvest Festival Scavenger Hunt.
Participating downtown merchants are Main Street Jewelers, Fancy That, Pizazz, Paint it Red, Shelton's Furniture, Cakewalk, Main Street Café, Jones Lunch, Flowers by the Neuse, Elmore Furniture, Main Street Pawn Shop and Lee's Produce.
The scavenger hunt will be held Saturday, September 20 until 4 p.m. Entry forms may be picked up at any participating merchant or at The Clayton News-Star's festival booth.
A large leaf on each business' front door is the first clue. Inside each business, festival-goers will find the second clue, another leaf with a number on the back. Match the numbered leaf with the business name on the entry form and you'll be eligible to win one of three cash prizes.
All correct matches will go into a drawing. The first name drawn will win $250, the second, $100 and third, $50. Entry forms must be turned in to The Clayton News-Star festival booth by 4 p.m. The drawing will be held at 4:15 p.m. The scavenger hunt is open to those ages 18 and up.
See this week's Clayton News-Star for details. The winners will be announced in the Sept. 27 edition of the News-Star.