Hunt for Ed October to Benefit Education Foundation of the Kennebunks

By Laura Dolce
October 09, 2008
York County Coast Star

Cars full of people will soon be zooming around town on a quest for crazy stuff to have a good time with. They’ll be plenty of laughing, a little competition and lots of oneupmanship.

No, it’s not homecoming (though that’s coming up this weekend in Kennebunk). It’s “The Hunt for Ed October,” an adults-only scavenger hunt that will benefit the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks.

The Hunt for Ed October tickets are $50 each and can be bought at Sea Road School, The Clam Shack or by calling 967-3006.
The idea for the event came from board member Jeni Kingston.

“I had done this as a party eight years ago,” she said, “and it was a blast. I had an idea it would make a good fundraiser.”

The premise behind the hunt, Kingston said, is that teams will be given a list of items to find around town. The items might include things like a small American flag, or a picture in a particular spot (each team must have one digital camera), and each team must collect a number of them from places around town – not including their own homes – in the two hours they’re given.

“They have to stay together,” Kingston said.

There will also be math problems and riddles on the scavenger hunt sheet, and a little performing will go on later, after everyone returns.

The event is being held from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at The Chase Hill Event Center on Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. Teams will meet there to receive instructions at 3:30, and leave on their quest at 4, returning at 6.

Upon their return, team leaders will meet with the judges and everyone will enjoy a cash bar and hors d’ouvres.

Tickets are $50 per person, and teams (must fit in one car) can enter together or individuals can call Kingston to be put on a team.

Proceeds will benefit the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks, which provides the students of the Kennebunks with innovative educational experiences