SUMMERFEST Medallion Hunt
2019 Medallion Hunt clues
(posted Monday, June 17, 2019)
With Father’s Day over and the Solstice this week,
it’s time for some hunting and a treasure to seek.
The Oakdale Chamber of Commerce continues its run,
And sprinkles the Summerfest celebration with moola and fun.
Love for Oakdale and pride in the city,
Ruining any portion of property would be such a pity.
First timers take heed, veterans all know the gig,
To locate the disc, there’s no need to swim, climb or dig.
EXPLANATION: As in years past, the main part of clue number 1 is to remind medallion hunters that this event and prize money are made possible by the generous donation of time and money from the Oakdale Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, this is intended to be a fun, family event and the clue also reminds everyone to be respectful of city property.
(posted Tuesday, June 17, 2019)
Search for a name in this treasure hunt game
It’s all here for you to unscramble
Add uprights in front of Ally Din Nor
And then you’ve got your red Muppet score
EXPLANATION: Ally Din Nor anagrams to Ryan Dillon, who plays Elmo in the Muppets. Adding uprights in front of it gives you Helmo (Avenue), which runs along Oakfield Park.
(posted Wednesday, June 19, 2019)
Her trusted hand on the calculator and watching every dime,
Helped keep our city finances looking so fine.
Well wishes to Suzy as she embarks on her new chapter,
Two plus three plus six is only a minor distractor.
A city park is where it lays
Make sure to heed what your clue writer says
Think of the team of Maruk and Modano
Think also of an Irish Soprano.
EXPLANATION: Clue number 3 is a tribute and recognizes long-time staff member, Suzy Warren, the city finance director, for her many years of service to the city. She officially retired in June 2019. The number, two plus three plus six, references the large, orange, pipeline marker number 236 located on Helmo Avenue just north of Oakfield Park. The team of Maruk and Modano is the North Stars. The treasure is hidden In the northern part of Oakdale. The Irish Soprano is Heather Harper. Heather Ridge is the name often used to describe the neighborhood and it’s also a street name near the treasure site.
(posted Thursday, June 20, 2019)
Oakdale isn’t your only treasure hunt city
Think of the Saint Paul Hunt and you’ll be sitting pretty
Link the winners of 05 and 19
And it’s hunt immortality for all to be seen
EXPLANATION: Clue number 4 makes reference to the St. Paul Winter Carnival Treasure Hunt and the 2005 and 2019 winners of those hunts. Hayward Estepp was the 2005 winner and JC Collins was the winner in 2019. If you draw a line (link) from Hayward Road straight though the Jaycees park bench at Oakfield Park, it will lead directly to the treasure location.
(not posted, as Medallion was found Thursday morning, June 19)
If you’re looking for more and trying to score
Find the place with only one hoop
While you’re at it, you can try to bat it
Or maybe just slide down a loop.
Three orange plastic pipes with warnings so clear,
The picnic pavilion is too far north and west we hear.
Beyond the well-cut grass, about five feet in,
Hands and knees will be best to feel for the tin.
The Mermaid you sea has a tail and a fin
A pop-top is key to the prize you will win.
EXPLANATION: The first part of the clue mentions various amenities that can be found at Oakfield Park. The three plastic pipes refer to the Pipeline warning markers near the medallion. The remaining part of the clue gives the specific details on the exact location of the Medallion. The medallion was hidden inside an empty can (tin) of Chicken-of-the-Sea (Mermaid, Sea, Fin) Sardines. The medallion was Inserted from the under side of the can so to access the medallion one would need to use the pop-top on the can.
- Medallion is located on public property (but never in Walton Park, City Hall grounds, or Veterans Memorial) and accessible via public property, so no need to go onto private property.
- Medallion is located where the finder does not need to swim, dig, or disturb landscaped areas or planters.
- The following persons are not eligible to participate in the medallion hunt: members of the Oakdale Area Chamber of Commerce (OACC) and their immediate family members, elected officials, employees, and commissioners of the City of Oakdale and their immediate family members.
Things to know:
- Clues are revealed at 8 AM on the City's website homepage, and the City's Facebook page; a total of five clues.
- When the medallion is found, notification will be posted on the web page and electronic signs.