Let the search begin: First clue kicks off Pierz Oktoberfest medallion hunt

Hunt begins as 28th Oktoberfest celebration nears

By Terry Lehrke, News Editor 

“Start your wheels turning,
Look all throughout town
Until I, the medallion,
Am finally found.”

Oktoberfest treasure seekers can begin with this first of seven clues in their quest to claim fortune and fame as this year’s winner of the Pierz Oktoberfest medallion hunt.

Each day, another clue will be released as the treasure hunt continues until someone finds the treasure.

The person who finds the white 2012 Oktoberfest button, bearing a happy little German man dressed in green lederhosen, will win the $500 in Pierz Commercial Bucks. The Bucks can be spent just like cash at local businesses.

Over the years, the rules have remained the same:

The specially marked Oktoberfest button is hidden on public property somewhere in the city limits of Pierz. It is not hidden higher than a person can reach, near a river, or on the Pierz Municipal Golf Course, so searchers need not climb, wade or go near the course.

In order to claim the prize, the successful hunter must have a 2012 Oktoberfest button, available for sale at Pierz area businesses.

Anyone who thinks they have found the special button must turn it in at Hartmann’s Store in Pierz, or call (320) 468-2506.

If the treasure isn’t found by 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25,  a drawing will be held that Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26 at Pierz Park. The drawing will include all button holders. Previous winners cannot win again.

A new clue will be posted online at www.mcrecord.com, the Morrison County Record’s Web site and will be announced on Little Falls radio stations.

Copies of the clues can also be picked up at Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Pierz.