As warm weather is approaching, Lancaster City is blooming with life and activity. There are countless ways to get involved in the community, which is a great escape from the everyday stressors that consume many of our lives. Lancaster City has something to offer everyone, including restaurants, galleries, shops and many outside activities. The annual Riddle Quest held in downtown Lancaster is a great way to experience all these fun destinations rolled into one. The 2012 riddle quest is on April 21 and brings friends and families together to experience adventure as well as gaining historical knowledge about Lancaster City.
Scattered throughout the heart of downtown Lancaster are “Riddle Stops”, which are selected destinations where you can decode brain teasers and then collect stamps that are needed for your Riddle Quest passport that is provided on Saturday. In order to participate you need to compile a team that includes between 1 and 4 Questers who try to obtain as many stamps as they can for their passport. The Quest starts at the Ware Center, Millersville University before 2 p.m. and ends at Tellus360 where the teams then turn in their passport full of stamps. The rest of the route is left up to the teams but for every correct site the Questers visit they will collect one stamp.
Not only is the riddle quest fun and challenging at the same time but it is also a chance to win great prizes along the way. In order to be eligible for these prizes a team’s rank is extremely important and is based on the number of stamps one collects throughout the day. The team with the highest number of stamps will be declared the winner in its category along with second and third place. Compass Mark makes all of this possible and is a nonprofit charity with a mission to help kids of Lancaster City grow into strong leaders in everything they do in life. For more information and details about the Riddle Quest on April 21, 2012 check out the Compass Mark website at www.compassriddles.compassmark.org.