For years, readers of the Daily Journal have searched high and low for hidden golden treasures that when found are exchanged for $500. Perhaps this year you will follow the clues to the shiny find.
Once again the Publisher of the Daily Journal Rick Bacon has hidden the Golden Egg and the hunt began this week.
If you want to participate in the hunt, there are some rules. The egg is located on property that is open to the public. The person who finds the egg must bring it to the Daily Journal’s office, located at 105 E. Washington St. in Rockingham, and must bring the official authorization form (located inside the egg) to prove its authenticity. Claiming the prize means the person agrees to allow the newspaper to use your name and picture in an article. Whoever brings the egg into the office will have their name and address taken down, and will be sent a check for $500 from the newspaper’s home office.
One clue will be announced in the paper each of the days the ad runs, so 12 times. Clues will be posted at participating stores 24 hours before they are published in the newspaper. In the event no one finds the egg, ads will run one additional time, free of charge with a clue that directs people to the egg.
The egg will be visible without moving any permanent structures. It may be slightly covered by grass or leaves, but it is not guaranteed that it will not be covered by debris. There is only one authentic Richmond County Daily Journal Golden Egg. Clues are available only by purchasing the paper or by stopping by participating stores.
If someone finds the egg early, before the eighth clue runs, the Daily Journal will accept entries from an entry blank published on each additional ad, until the 12th ad runs. This will be a second chance drawing for $100.
The first clue reads, “We’ve hidden eggs for many years and have never caused a brawl. One reason is that the Golden Egg is never hidden at City Hall.”
“We hide ‘gold’ three times a year to give our readers a chance to win $500 and to let them work together as a family or a team to try to interpret the clues and find the prize,” said Bacon. “Sometimes people just stumble onto the gold. Sometimes they are just smarter than the person writing the clues. Regardless, it’s a lot of fun to watch as people try to be the one to bring the gold to the Daily Journal office. Their excitement and smiles always make my day.”
Several sponsors have helped make the Golden Egg Hunt possible, including Norris Storage Buildings and Carports, Hamlet; Dr. David Arnold, Chiropractor; Second Baptist Day School, Hamlet; Peking Wok; Charlie’s Corner, Rockingham; Dream Worx Day Spa; Murphy Chiropractic & Wellness; Carolina Jewelry & Pawn, Rockingham; H&R Block, Rockingham; Cascades Tissue Group; Wayne Dawkins Drapery & Upholstery Services; Medical Center Pharmacy; Big K Propane, Rockingham; and Razzle Dazzle Boutique, Hamlet.
— Staff Writer Dawn M. Kurry can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 15, or by email at email@example.com.