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JCTC 2016 Scavenger Hunt, May 28 to July 1, 2016

Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Scavenger Hunt. This year's hunt featured more challenging clues, but still had outstanding turnout, with nearly 80 participants completing the hunt.

The winners for the 2016 hunt are:

Bicycle Computer--Josiah Gerdes

Fit Bit Charge--Wei Huang

$30 Gift Certificate to Ila--Mark Smith

$30 Gift Certificate to Browns' Shoe--Sam Garchik

$10 Gift Certificate to Sweet Spot--Frank Chatfield

$10 Gift Certificate to Sweet Spot--Beke Dube

$10 Gift Certificate to Sweet Spot--Jacqueline Signori

Awards will be mailed to the winners who were not present at the July 1st Art Walk.

The Jefferson County Trails Council would like to thank our sponsors for this event, Jefferson County Health Center and AJ's Bicycle Shop. We look forward to hosting another successful hunt in 2017.

Have fun and win prizes!

See the Scavenger Hunt Punch Card here, as a PDF, that you can print out.
Or pickup punch cards at AJ’s Bike Shop (123 North Court Street), trailhead kiosks, Fairfield Rec Center, or MUM Rec Center.

SCAVENGER SCOUTING REPORT: Check Point #5 was stolen. We have replaced it with our spare CP #5. Please do not steal the scavenger hunt punches!


Put on your detective caps and come out to the Jefferson County Trails system for the second annual Jefferson County Trails Council (JCTC) Scavenger Hunt. The Jefferson County Trails system will play host to this all-ages event from May 28 to July 1, 2016.

Participants will collect punches at 10 locations along the trail to be entered in drawings for prizes from AJ’s Bicycle Shop, Brown’s Shoe Fit, a Fitbit Charge, The Sweet Spot, and Ila in Fairfield. Drawings for prizes will take place the evening of July 1 at Central Park during Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk.

This event is a great way to get out and see all the trails in Fairfield and Jefferson County have to offer. “We have placed the punches at ten noteworthy locations along the trails”, said JCTC Chairman Stephen Pedrick. Whether you are a local who knows the trails like the back of your hand, or a visitor from out of town, this event is sure to please.

At least 550 individuals participated in the 2015 scavenger hunt, with nearly 120 finishing the hunt a year ago. “Last year, it was a full time job keeping punch cards stocked at each kiosk”, said JCTC Treasurer Bob Hunerdosse. Participants can pick up scavenger hunt punch cards at AJ’s Bicycle Shop (123 North Court Street), trailhead kiosks, Fairfield Recreation Center, and MUM Recreation Center. Completed punch cards should be returned to AJ’s Bicycle Shop.

The 30-plus mile trails system is an asset to Fairfield and Jefferson County. The Scavenger Hunt will take participants on much of the trails system, but as Pedrick adds, “our hope is this event will inspire people to explore more of the trails in Fairfield.”

This event is sponsored by: AJ’s Bicycle Shop, Jefferson County Health Center, and the Jefferson County Trails Council.

Stephen Pedrick, Chairman, Jefferson County Trails Council

Phone: 641-919-5565 Email: or

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