2nd annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt underway

During last year’s Halloween Scavenger Hunt, Meghan Ryder, left, trick-or-treated at the Times Leader office on South Jefferson Street, one of dozens locations kids and families could visit. Shelia Brennan of the Times Leader sat outside and greeted the visitors with a clue and candy.

Princeton is hosting its annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt for the second consecutive year on Saturday, Oct. 30. The time has been updated to 3-6 p.m.

“It will be the same concept as last year, but with a brand new mystery for our trick-or-treaters to solve,” Mayor Dakota Young said.

Young is calling on all businesses to inquire about participating in the scavenger hunt. Interested businesses can reach him at kotayoung.princeton@gmail.com and by calling 270-562-4827.

Businesses have the option to set up at their storefront or relocate to a designated spot somewhere downtown. Candy and clues are going to be shared with trick-or-treaters, according to a news release.

During the week leading into the scavenger hunt, maps will be made available. A riddle is required for candy and clues, and an answer to a riddle will grant trick-or-treaters the secret to the story.

Young asks families to continue to scan Facebook for clues and more information leading up to the week of the hunt.

“If you’ll recall, we put out kid-specific posts to help get them in the Halloween mood. We’ll also put out more info just for you all to help you plan for the event,” he said.

The scavenger hunt takes place on Saturday, Oct. 30, yet the official day of Halloween lands on a Sunday this year, as a result, Young and the City Council ask that families simultaneously celebrate the October holiday and the scavenger hunt, according to a news release.