Always wanted to go in search of hidden treasure? Now’s your chance.
The Dodge City Daily Globe’s annual Medallion Hunt begins on Tuesday. The annual kickoff contest to Dodge City Days will begin with a clue in Tuesday’s edition of the newspaper. Whoever finds the medallion will receive $500.
The medallion will be hidden in — or near — Dodge City. The rules state it will be hidden within 5 miles of downtown Dodge City. Clues will be given in each new edition of the Daily Globe.
"People can come in and get one extra clue from us if they show us a Dodge City Days pin," said Ed O’Neal, circulation director at the newspaper. "That’s not an extra clue each day, it’s just one extra clue."
No purchase is necessary to participate in the contest as the Daily Globe offices will have updated clue lists available.
"There will be no clues given over the phone," O’Neal said. "Also, there will be no clues given online."
The contest is a favorite of local residents, with hundreds looking for the medallion — and the $500 prize — each year.
Sometimes the medallion is found rather quickly, other times it can take about a week to be found.
Dodge City Days Kickoff Reception is Thursday, July 27 at Central Station where the Bronco Buster Award will be handed out. Also that evening will be the Raise A Ruckus For the Lord Revival at the Roundup Rodeo.
Friday, July 28 features a children’s barbecue contest, the annual Bull Fry at Boot Hill Museum and Final Friday. Saturday, July 29 will see the annual parade through Dodge City, adult barbecue contests with the Bud Light Tailgate Experience, a sand volleyball tournament and the annual Dodge City Days Kickoff Concert at the Roundup Rodeo grounds with Phil Vassar and Blackhawk.
The one night of bull riding is Tuesday, Aug. 1 and the annual Roundup Rodeo is Aug. 2-6.
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