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UPDATE: Festival Medallion Has Been Found

Todd Pittenger - June 3, 2015 7:30 am

Nick Kingan and his son Declan found the medallion last year. It was rock-shaped, and located in a sandstone and concrete retaining wall in Riverside Park, north of Elm Street.

Nick Kingan and his son Declan found the medallion last year. It was rock-shaped, and located in a sandstone and concrete retaining wall in Riverside Park, north of Elm Street.

An off-duty Salina Firefighter and his one-year-old son found the Smoky Hill River Festival Medallion Wednesday afternoon. Nick Kingan and his son Declan found the rock-shaped medallion in a sandstone and concrete retaining wall in Riverside Park, north of Elm Street.

Kingan tells KSAL News that he and his wife had been searching for the medallion “off and on”. “We really were using it as a good excuse to get out and do a little walking,” he said.

Kingan and his wife had searched in Founder’s Park previously. After consulting with her while she was at work Wednesday, he took Declan to look around in Riverside Park, and made the discovery.

The medallion had been hidden in the park since Memorial Day weekend.

The Kingan family wins a Festival Quest Weekend Package. The prize package includes:

  • $2,000 cash
  • $2,000 in Festival Gift Certificates, to be used toward purchases in the Fine Art Show, Four Rivers Craft Show, or the Art/Craft Demonstration Area
  • Four Festival admission Buttons
  • One on-ground Festival parking pass (weather permitting)
  • Invitation for four to the Festival’s Art Patron Breakfast on June 13
  • Assorted Festival T-shirts, entertainer’s CDs, and other Festival memorabilia

 

Original: It’s day six in the hunt for the Smoky Hill River Festival Medallion, and as of Wednesday morning it still has not been found. The newest clue was released at 7:30. It is CHINESE OR AMERICAN.

Here are all 10 clues, in order of release:

  1. GET CRACKING
  2. NORTH TO NORTH
  3. WESTERN ROCK
  4. A CHEESE SHAPE
  5. SERPENTINE WAY
  6. ADAMANT BORDERS
  7. LOOK FOR SHIELD AND SWORD
  8. A HARD PLACE COHORT
  9. BEYOND THE OVERHANG
  10. CHINESE OR AMERICAN

Clues are being released twice daily, at 7:30 am and 5:30 pm until the medallion is found.

The hand-crafted art medallion is hidden on public property somewhere in Salina. Clues will be released each morning, until the medallion is found. Clues can be heard on the radio, and seen online here on KSAL.COM. They will originate from the Medallion Quest page of the River Festival website. The clues will also be posted on the west entry doors of the Arts and Humanities office located at 211 W. Iron Ave.

The medallion is on public property, and no special tools are are needed to retrieve it.

A Festival Quest Weekend Package will be awarded to the first-eligible person to find the medallion and follow its direction to claim the prize.

The prize package includes:

$2,000 cash
$2,000 in Festival Gift Certificates, to be used toward purchases in the Fine Art Show, Four Rivers Craft Show, or the Art/Craft Demonstration Area
Four Festival admission Buttons
One on-ground Festival parking pass (weather permitting)
Invitation for four to the Festival’s Art Patron Breakfast on June 13
Assorted Festival T-shirts, entertainer’s CDs, and other Festival memorabilia

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