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Scavenger Hunt, Bluegrass Concert Planned Saturday in Moundsville

The Strand Theatre in Moundsville.

The Strand Theatre is hoping to get people outdoors and active with their “Lights, Camera, Scavenge!” scavenger hunt Saturday.

Strand representative Kathy Fox hopes that this event, a new endeavor for the theater, will be a success, and encourage people to flex their brains and their body as they travel on foot across the city to be among the first to track down their quarry. Teams work together to solve clues, travel to each site, and take a picture to prove their worth before meeting back at the theater.

Registration can be done online at strandtheaterwv.com/events, or in person the day of from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. The scavenger hunt begins at 10, with all teams needed back at the Strand at 1 p.m., regardless of clue completion. Awards will be presented at 1:30. Cash prizes are $250 for first prize, $150 for second and $100 for third.

“We try to pick places that would be within a smaller piece of Moundsville so that it wouldn’t limit,” Fox said. “It’s just as much a strategy and knowledge event as a physical race. We wanted to come up with something fun that we would provide for our community, that would be an outdoor event, that was something we could plan without it being indoors.”

The prizes were donated, Fox said, by Regina Rineheimer, a wealth manager for Kingsview Partners who wanted to give back to the community she grew up in.

Later that day, East End Park will be alive with the smooth sounds of bluegrass. “Music in the Park” will be held beginning at 7 p.m., featuring Crandall Creek, with Markus & James opening the show. The event is free and open to the public, who are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets, and snacks.

The concert was funded in part through the Arts and Culture Commission, and the city’s Parks and Recreation department will operate a concession stand.

Alcohol is not permitted.

Late summer events in Moundsville have been greatly successful, said Sara Wood, the Arts and Culture Commission’s city council representative. The most recent Jefferson Fridays event had such a good turnout that one local restaurant actually sold out of product, which was seen as an absolute win.

“Jefferson Fridays went really well; we had a good turnout, and all the businesses felt that it was successful for them,” Wood said Tuesday. “The food trucks did wonderful — Nana’s Pizza actually ran out of dough, so they did very well.”

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