A Salina man and his son found the Smoky Hill River Festival Medallion early Monday morning.
On the 11th day of the Festival Quest, Billy Taylor and his 16-year-old son Nick found the medallion. It was located on a one-way sign in an alley behind the the Smoky Hill Museum. The medallion was in the shape of an arrow. It was magnetic, and was attached to and covering the arrow on the one-way sign.
Billy tells KSAL News that he and his family, including his son Nick, his wife Kathy, and his daughter Ashley had been searching daily for the medallion. Some days they only searched briefly, while other days they spent hours searching.
Billy looked at the sign first on Monday morning. He didn’t notice anything, and started to walk away. Nick then took a look, and discovered the medallion. He tapped his father on the shoulder and handed him the medallion. Billy then jumped for joy.
The Taylor family wins a Festival Quest Weekend Package valued at over $4,000, including $2,000 in cash and $2,000 in festival gift certificates. Billy says that his wife will use the festival gift certificates, while the cash will come in handy for the rest of the family.
The prize package includes:
$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 14
Assorted Festival T-shirts, entertainer’s CDs, and other Festival memorabilia
Video Courtesy of Salina Arts & Humanities