UPDATE 4:08 p.m. Sunday:
The winner of the 2021 Festival Medallion Quest is Heike Daily.
With the help of two of his sons, including his local son, Brad, and his son Aaron of Peachtree City, Ga., As well as his granddaughter Tess, Daily found the 2021 locket around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to reports from Salina Arts & Sciences Humanes (SAH).
The locket was a gray-colored box with a sliding cover, placed under the base of a lamppost located just south of the “Trifinity” sculpture between the Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm Street, and the City-County Building. , 300 W. Ash Street.
Daily has searched annually since the quest began in 2009, originally with her sister. On Sunday, as she watched with the help of her family, “All of a sudden we saw the street lights that looked like a moon and we noticed that they were in a straight line,” Daily said. “Then in front of them were the ‘new and old’ courthouses, which made us look at the lampposts again. Then we realized that “the missing eight” was Eighth Street, which ends south of the courthouse. “
Daily is the 15th winner of the Medallion Quest Festival which was launched in 2009 by the Smoky Hill River Festival. The goal of the Medallion Quest Festival is to foster creativity and connectivity in a way that reflects the spirit of the River Festival.
Quest 2021 lasted nearly five days and reverted to the previous format of two written-only daily clues, shared online at festivalmedallionquest.com and posted outside the doors of the S. Eighth Street SAH office.
To see all of the Festival Medallion Quest clues, go to festivalmedallionquest.com and click on the Clues page.
The 2021 package includes $ 1,000 in cash and $ 1,000 in gift certificates to be used for shopping at the 2021 River Festival Fine Art and Craft Show. Other prizes include four festival admission bracelets, festival water bottles, free VIP pass for on-site parking, invitation for four to the PREMIERE Art Patron Thursday night, festival bandanas 45th Anniversary Gator Style and Four Rivers Festival 2021 T-shirts.
The Smoky Hill River Festival, now in its 45th year, is the flagship event of Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the city of Salina. It is scheduled for September 2-5 in Oakdale Park in Salina.
The river festival annually attracts many local residents and guests from out of town to Salina, to enjoy outdoor art installations, fine arts and crafts show, four stages of live entertainment, Artyopolis children’s area, festival food and more. The River Festival generates approximately $ 3.5 million in revenue each year, within the local community.
The early-priced four-day festival wristbands are available through the end of August 31 at approximately 40 locations in Salina and 18 other regional towns. Children 11 and under enter for free.
For more information on the Medallion Quest Festival or the Smoky Hill River Festival, call 785-309-5770 or visit riverfestival.com.
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UPDATE 3 p.m. Sunday: Salina’s Heike Daily has been identified as the winner of the 2021 Festival Medallion Quest.
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The Smoky Hill River Festival medallion has been found!
Salina Arts and Humanities plans to announce the name of the person who found it later today.
Salina Post will have more information when it becomes available.