Riverfest is almost here, which means it’s almost time to start hunting.
The old-fashioned Eagle Medallion Hunt, which features an actual medallion hidden in a public place, was revived in 2011 after nearly a 10-year break, and it’ll be back again this year.
The prize: an “Ultimate Game Room” from Chilton Billiards and Spas, including a Brunswick 8-foot Kingston pool table with deluxe accessory package; a Brunswick Kicker Foosball table, a Holland Wichita State University pub table and two WSU bar stools; a GLD poker folding top; a GLD 500 poker chip set; a GLD Metropolitan dart cabinet; a GLD Razorback bristleboard dart board and two sets of GLD steel tip darts. The average retail value of the prize is $5,680.
Rich Maier, the general manager of Chilton Billiards, which moved from downtown Wichita to 700 S. Broadway last summer, said that he and owner Chris Simons had always wanted to find some way to get the business involved with the festival, and the Medallion Hunt offered a perfect opportunity.
“This is the first time we’ve ever gotten involved with the Riverfest. I’ve always thought it would be nice to do,” Maier said. “We thought, ‘Hey, that would be a great prize for somebody. Yeah, why not. Let’s do it.’ ”
The first clue to the hidden medallion will appear in The Eagle and on Kansas.com on Thursday, on the eve of the Wichita River Festival, and Wichita Eagle Editor Sherry Chisenhall said she’s hearing that hunters are ready to go.
“We’ve already had people asking about it on social media, so that’s a good sign,” she said.
Here are the basic rules for the hunt. The full list is available for viewing at Kansas.com/medallionhunt.Kansas.com www.facebook.com/wichitaeagle
The medallion must be returned to The Eagle by 3 p.m. on June 6 or the grand prize will be forfeited.Kansas.com www.facebook.com/wichitaeagle @kansasdotcom