Hopewell Goes Hightech with a Citywide Treasure/Scavenger Hunt

July 16, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE
For Further Information Contact:                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stacey English, (804) 541-6008                                          Friday, July 12th, 2019
Economic Development Assistant
senglish@hopewellva.gov
Release Number: 7/10/2019-EDO-001

HOPEWELL GOES HIGHTECH WITH A CITYWIDE TREASURE/SCAVENGER HUNT

I Love Hopewell History Mystery Tour: Unlock Hopewell’s History Clue By Clue

Hopewell, VA—The City of Hopewell is pleased to announce the release of Hopewell’s History Mystery Scavenger Hunt, as part of our 2019 I Love Hopewell initiative! This scavenger/treasure hunt will take you throughout Hopewell’s history to learn all about the Wonder City!

The scavenger hunt will be run through a mobile application, “Scavify” that can be downloaded for free through the App Store or Google Play. Once Scavify is downloaded, participants can sign up, and search “Hopewell History Mystery Hunt” to find Hopewell’s treasure/scavenger hunt.

The hunt will begin on Friday, August 2nd at 6pm. Twenty-five clues will be released throughout the weekend of August 2nd-4th. Twenty-five more clues will be released throughout the weekend of August 9th-11th. Participants will have until Saturday, August 17th at 6pm to answer all fifty clues. Each clue will have a designated point value based on the difficulty level of the clue. Winners will be chosen based on who culminated the most points.

The fifty clues will take you to new and historic landmarks throughout the city. This hunt will provide insight on how Hopewell originated and the events that have lead up to the city we know today! Once participants figure out the correct landmark through the clue, they will need to find and scan the QR code at that landmark to obtain the points for that clue. Each clue has some information to help participants find the QR code located at that destination.

Scavify can be downloaded at any time between now and August 17th for participants to complete the scavenger hunt. Participants are encouraged to download the app and create an account before August 2nd so that they are ready to hunt when the first clues are released. The first clue will not populate in the hunt until August 2nd at 6:00pm. Participants can join the hunt at any time before Saturday, August 17th.

Winners will be awarded prizes from local Hopewell businesses. Please visit our website https://hopewellva.wixsite.com/ilovehopewell for Scavenger Hunt details and Frequently Asked Questions. If you need technical assistance during the hunt, please use the “contact us” feature on the referenced webpage.

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