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Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest medallion hunt Clue 4

The Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest Medallion Hunt continues today with a $300 prize on the line.

The medallion hunt is co-sponsored by the South Washington County Bulletin and Edina Realty-Cottage Grove. The hunt started Monday, June 12, with clue No. 1 posted at 8:30 a.m. online at and on the Bulletin office window, 7584 80th St., Cottage Grove.

The Bulletin will post successive clues online at 8:30 a.m. each day until the medallion is found. Clues also are available by calling the Edina Realty hotline at 651-458-6532.

The medallion is hidden on public land in Cottage Grove. Please be respectful of property when searching.

The winner will receive a $300 prize, with proof of a 2017 Strawberry Fest button; the prize is $200 without a button. The winner must bring the medallion to the South Washington County Bulletin office for confirmation and photos to be published in the Bulletin. After finding the medallion, the winner also can call 651-459-3435 during weekday office hours or 651-248-7197 after hours.

Contestants must be 13 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Employees, agents and family members of the Bulletin or Edina Home Services are ineligible.

The medallion is the property of the Bulletin.

Clue No. 1:

Strawberry Fest comes but once a year

Parade, music, rides and cheer

But don’t forget the big news today

It’s time for a medallion hunt, we do say

Clue No. 2

It’s only Day 2 but medallion searchers are out

Everyone should find out what this fun is about

To find the big prize keep this in mind:

Leaving public property will put you behind

Clue No. 3:

Enthusiasm is building as the fest is near

But the medallion’s location sure isn’t clear

This hunt highlights the city’s great public lands

From Kingston head west and south, far from the festival’s bands

Clue No. 4

Unless under a rock, you know the fest starts today

Partake in the fun, but don’t give up a search underway

To a marker west of 61 you should head

Toward a place too few seem to tread

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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