Bullock’s scavenger hunt promises fun activities and riches for a good cause
By Christina Stock
There is gold and silver to be found in the streets of Roswell, but it will take some brainstorming and wit to find $3,000 in prizes donated by Bullock’s Jewelry at its epic-sounding scavenger hunt on Oct. 24.
All proceeds will be donated to Roswell’s Community Kitchen, a nonprofit established in 1982 that relies solely on donations and goods donated by businesses, civic organizations, churches and citizens. They provide a hot meal Mondays through Fridays and a sack lunch on the weekends free of charge.
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There are only 40 tickets available, but according to Bullock’s treasure hunt specialist, Angela Price, who is in charge of the event, anybody over 18 can purchase a ticket either as a single treasure hunter, as a couple, family or team. There will be one prize per ticket. “That way everybody has a better chance at winning a prize. It’s gonna be fun,” Price said.
Asked who came up with the idea, Kyle Bullock, co-owner of Bullock’s Jewelry shop said, “We actually got this idea from within the industry. We’ve seen some other jewelers doing something similar like it. It is a neat idea because you can do it socially distancing and have fun doing it. We took the idea, made our own spin on it and we thought this would be a great idea to engage people.”
Price said the scavenger hunt with its activities will not be too complicated. “I was just talking to Kyle this morning about it,” she said. “I think we are trying to find that balance between a little bit of challenge and a lot of fun. Hopefully what came out is going to be an incredible, just fun experience for the community. That’s what we want.”
Asked what kind of prizes will be given, Price said, “We have everything from sterling silver to gold and diamonds in there. We have some pretty incredible prizes, it’s a toss-up, you’ll never know what you’ll win.”
Bullock said the area of the hunt will take place mostly on Main Street and maybe on Second Street.
Asked why Roswell’s Community Kitchen was chosen to benefit from the event, Bullocks said, “We’ve been supportive of them for years. They’re one of our charities that we love to donate to every year and take care of. I think what they are doing right now is really important. There are a lot of people who are really in real need of some of those basic amenities and a hot meal. And this has not been a forgiving year, so we want to support our community — and those people who are really in need — this fall. They have done a fantastic job serving our community for a lot of years.”
Price said that in case participants don’t find a prize, they will start giving some additional clues around midday. The treasure hunt will be from 10 a.m. until all prizes are gone.
Bullock said that since trick-or-treating might not happen this year due to the pandemic, this might be something fun to do while also doing a good deed.
To get the tickets and for more information, visit bullocksjewelry.com. The “treasure map” will be delivered by email.