This style of events are great for getting know other people, as well as sparking a friendly competitive edge. For this event, there is a small fee ($15 per person), payable in cash the day of. 50% of the fee will be used to towards group costs including website dues and my time as an organizer, the other 50% will be used towards a cash prize. Choose to do this is small groups (2-4people) or on your own. Groups will have better luck at completing the clues, however individuals have a larger payout.
I will be providing a list of clues for items in the downtown Petaluma area once we meet up. This list will probably be about 30+/- items, and contained in 8 square blocks. Items will be visible form the street. Please don't bother businesses. You are encouraged to talk to people on the street and get their input to help you along. I will also allow one text life line to me per group- make it's a good question. You will have to figure out the cross-word style hints to figure out the items to look for, then you will need to find the item, and photograph it. Speed counts for a lot towards winning, but this is a photo group. Please try to make artistic photos of the items. Also, as a group, decide on the one photo to show to me as proof of the item. I don't want to view a 100 images of a particular street sign for example. This event will go for 3 hours from meeting up or until a group finds all of the items, which ever happens first.
For this event, you will need one cell phone per group and a pen. I would prefer to text so I can send mass messages, but if you make arrangements, I can call too. I will need a list of each cell phone number/group so I can communicate when the items have all been found or the time is getting close. You will also need a walk around digital camera/lens. Please no tripods, big huge backpacks, high-heels or other things that make walking around difficult. The name of the game is comfort. Walking distance is 1-2 miles depending on how much retracing you do, on flat paved streets and sidewalks. You might want a small backpack to hold personal items including sunscreen, a hat, a pen, a cell phone and maybe a snack and water.
Tardiness for this meet-up is disruptive and wont be allowed. Please take traffic and parking into consideration. The more people that reserve for this the better it will be, so feel free to invite people. I need at least 3 people to rsvp, besides me, for this event to happen. Let's meet as a group by the ice-cream sculpture/by the Boulevard Cinemas. We will again go over the requirements, take a group photo and hand out the clues. I will be around the area. Once you have found all the clues, text me to review your photos on your camera's LCD. If you are the first one to complete your clues correctly, claim your cash prize.