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Quest Begins Live on KSAL

KSAL Staff - May 26, 2016 1:59 pm

Nick and his father Billy Taylor found the medallion in 2014

Nick and his father Billy Taylor found the medallion in 2014

The winner of the 2016 Smoky Hill River Festival Medallion Quest will begin their hunt by listening to KSAL – or by taking in the free concert in Oakdale Park on Friday.

The first clue will be announced around 1pm on NewsRadio 1150, “The thing about the clues that I love is that they are either totally literal or just very abstract and vague,” said Grace Peterson, Visual Arts Coordinator with Salina Arts and Humanities.

“You don’t know how to interpret it.”

Peterson along with Arts and Humanities Director Brad Anderson joined in on the KSAL Morning News with a preview of Friday’s Medallion Quest kickoff.

The first clue will be announced live in Oakdale Park, and on KSAL during a free concert from the band Truckstop Honeymoon  in Oakdale Park at the Eric Stein Stage.
The concert begins at 12:30, and concludes at 1:00 when the clue is announced.

There will be only 1 clue released on the first day. After the first clue is announced Friday, beginning Saturday two clues will be released daily, at 7:30 in the morning and 5:30 in the evening, 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 hand-crafted art medallion will be hidden on public property somewhere in Salina.
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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