Second clue released for Pierz Oktoberfest medallion hunt

“A sign of the times
Life is like a rat race.
Step on back
To a slower pace.

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

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.

In  case the medallion is not found by 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, a drawing will be held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26, at Pierz Park from all button holders to declare a winner. Previous winners cannot win again.

A new clue will be posted  online at, 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.