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Strawberry Fest Medallion Hunt Clue No. 4

The Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Medallion Hunt continues today with Clue No. 4:

If it’s small treasure that you’re after

Don’t linger near festival laughter

Jamaica’s not far from this hiding place

Think year-round fun at a city play space

The medallion hunt is co-sponsored by the South Washington County Bulletin and Edina Realty-Cottage Grove. The Bulletin will post successive clues online at 9 a.m. daily. Clues also are posted daily at 8:30 a.m. at Edina Realty-Cottage Grove, 8475 East Point Douglas Road. The clues also are available by calling 651-458-6532.

The medallion always is hidden on public property in Cottage Grove.

Finding the medallion will net the winner $300 with proof of a 2014 Strawberry Fest button, or $200 without the button.

The winner must bring the medallion to the South Washington County Bulletin office, or to Edina Realty-Cottage Grove, for confirmation and photos to be published in the Bulletin. The Bulletin office is at 7584 80th St., Cottage Grove. If the medallion is found outside of business hours, email

Participation rules: You must be 13 years or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Employees, agents and family members of Edina Home Services and the South Washington County Bulletin are not eligible. The medallion is the property of the Bulletin.

The 2013 medallion was hidden near the Ravine Parkway bridge between Cottage Grove City Hall and the Washington County South Service Center.

Here are previous clues:

Clue 1:

The search returns for another great year

So bring on the fun, bring on the cheer

We started the hunt earlier this time

Stick near some fields, no hills you need climb

Clue 2:

When seeking the prize, consider 61 a guide

Sticking to the east is a tip to abide

The loot is stashed on public lands, you’ll see

But near a lake is not where the medallion shall be

Clue 3:

It’s Day 3 of the hunt, so find your stride

Giving up so early is worthy of chide

Time to dig in, eye the challenge at hand

Leave shovel behind, you’re not moving sand

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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