The Itty Bitty Auburn Scavenger Hunt is back.
Auburn Parks and Rec Department are currently in the heat of the second mini scavenger hunt. The dates to participate are Aug. 1-31.
Whitney Morris, head of public relations at the Parks and Rec department, said the theme is diving into the history of Auburn and honoring it's past.
“In 2017, we wanted to explore the heart of our city – downtown Auburn,” Morris said. “ For our second year, we opted to delve into the history of our town and honor the people who made us what we are today by highlighting Pine Hill Cemetery and rich history to be found there. The bonus spots, found in Baptist Hill Cemetery, Memorial Park Cemetery, Town Creek Cemetery and Westview Cemetery, tie in other important aspects and figures in Auburn’s history.”
The event was created through the combined efforts of several people at the Parks and Rec department. However, the idea originated with Morris’s own experiences from a similar event held in Birmingham.
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“The inspiration behind it was the experiences I had with my family as a child playing in the Itty Bitty Magic City scavenger hunt that the Birmingham Times hosts,” Morris said.
Morris said the Pine Hill Cemetary is a gorgeous place with rich architectural history.
To participate in the event you can pick up worksheets for the scavenger hunt at any Parks and Recreation facility. Completed worksheets must be turned in to the Harris Center by Thursday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m.
“In 2019, we will find a location that will encompass the theme of 'Telling Our Stories,'" Morris said. "Once we pass 2019, locations will correspond with any other themes that we develop."
To stay up-to-date on the Itty Bitty Auburn scavenger hunt you can join the Facebook event group at facebook.com/CityofAuburnAL. Hints regarding each of the sites will be published on the City’s Facebook event group and on the City of Auburn’s Instagram page (@cityofauburnal).
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