THE 2024

MEDALLION HUNT

PRESENTED BY THE SPIRIT OF THE LAKES FESTIVAL

Welcome 2024 medallion hunters!

Thank you for joining us on this year’s medallion hunt. The Spirit of the Lakes Medallion Hunt has been a huge part of our festival over the years and it’s back again this year, but with a fun twist! The clues will be released every Saturday and Sunday at 8am leading up to the festival, starting June 22 & 23.

The clues will be located at the bottom of this page.

We’ve also hidden 10 Spirit Stones throughout our community which can each be found for a prize!

Do you and your family possess the collective strength, resilience, and determination to find the hidden medallion and Spirit Stones? Will your unwavering bond as a family guide you through the challenges that lie ahead?

Or will the hidden treasures remain unseen forever?

THE SPIRIT STONES

Behold the spirit stones, impressive in size,
Four inches in diameter, they truly mesmerize.
Crafted from slate, their composition pure,
No other material to obscure.

No clues to seek, just hints in this text,
Revealing their presence, so we’re not vexed.
Unlike the medallion, not hidden away,
These stones shine bright in the light of day.

No need to scurry, no nooks to explore,
Simply stand nearby, and they’ll be in store.
High and low they reside, beyond common view,
Their colors blending, a skill they surely knew.

In parks throughout the city, their kingdom spread,
Also search the park tree lines where secrets are bred.
Near trail features, they may make their stand,
And don’t overlook the harbor, a promising land.

Once a stone is found, do kindly share,
On Facebook, let others be aware.
A picture perhaps, to spark delight,
Happy hunting to all, may your treasure be bright!

John & Kristin Beise, The Right Realtors, with a deal so prime,
From ReMax’s finest, again sweetening it more this time.
They’ve drizzled a sweet bonus, oh so grand,
An extra $100 to the medallion in hand.
And for each spirit stone found, a sweet $10 bill,
Making the hunt a richer thrill.

Now $400 awaits for the medallion’s claim,
And $20 per spirit stone, in this sweet forest game.
So seek with glee where the trees whisper “found”,
For in this hunt, the riches abound!

MEDALLION WINNING PRIZE INCLUDES:

$100 CASA AMIGOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT GIFT CARD

+

A $200 AL & ALMA’S GIFT CARD

+

$100 CASH FROM THE RIGHT REALTORS, JOHN & KRISTIN BEISE

EACH SPIRIT STONE PRIZE INCLUDES:

$20 CULVER’S AND/OR VISION ARCADE GIFT CARD

2024 MEDALLION HUNT RULES:

All ages are eligible. City of Mound employees, City Council Members and their immediate families are not eligible. Festival board members, staff and their immediate families are also not eligible due to potential involvement in clue distribution. Be respectful of property and have a grand time!

Look high – look low, but do not dig. No shovels needed here.
Nor climb above the earthen realm, so you can search with little fear.
A park, a road, a lakeside beach; where ever could I rest?
Public land is all in play for hunting – be my guest. (Can be state, county, or city land.)
Respect all private property – and do not enter there.
You do not need to anyway, to find me in my lay.
From east to west, from north to south, both high and low in Mound.

Good luck to you and all who search exploring all around.

The Medallion and Spirit Stones must be reported to the Spirit of the Lakes Festival crew within 24 hours after they are found. Stop at the information booth during the festival to claim your prizes.

THE CLUES:

Clues will be released at 8:00am every Saturday and Sunday from June 22 to July 20.
They will be posted on both the Spirit of The Lakes website (below) and Facebook page.

CLUE #8

In the park so quaint and small,
Nature holds a secret call.
Find the hill with forest crown,
The medallion awaits you as you make your way down.

CLUE #7

In the shadow of the shelf’s embrace,
The medallion rests in this quiet place,
Look beneath the fungal ledge,
No need to venture too far in from the forest’s edge
There you’ll find your hidden pledge.

CLUE #6

In Redlin’s frame, the story’s told,
Of maple trees in times of old.
Springtime sugaring, night’s embrace,
In these works, the clues you trace.
Find the medallion where these scenes meet,
A tribute to sap’s rhythmic beat.

CLUE #5

Chase the creature with a fiery breast,
singing sweetly and building its nest.
It flits from branch to grassy ground,
It will lead you to treasures abound.

CLUE #4

Beneath the trees where secrets spill,
the prize awaits, but don’t go too far down the hill.
Where all are welcome with sweets within,
Where all win, and so can you if you catch this spin.

CLUE #3

For close to a century, a house once stood here,
Residents enjoyed the trees, their views so clear.
Out front, the medallion lies in wait,
A prize for those who investigate.