City of Cayce to give prizes for Thursday Riverwalk Scavenger Hunt

Carved animal sculpture on Cayce Riverwalk. City of Cayce photo.

In honor of National Scavenger Hunt Day on Thursday (May 24,) Mayor Elise Partin and the City of Cayce are hosting a Cayce Riverwalk Scavenger Hunt. Residents are invited to find all the carved animal sculptures throughout the Riverwalk between the Blossom Street bridge and the train trestles downriver.

This walking scavenger hunt will take place throughout the day Thursday. Participants should take a picture with each animal sculpture they find, and post it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag, #CayceRiverwalk. Each participant will be entered in a drawing to win the City of Cayce Prize Pack.

The animal sculptures are art pieces carved with the use of a chainsaw by Wade Geddings. The sculptures were commissioned by the Cayce Beautification Foundation after the 2015 flood. Wade used trees that had fallen due to the flood so that something good would come out of a terrible event. Some of the works of art are right off the path, while others are nestled in the woods in clear view of the path. Examples of the animals include a family of turtles, a salamander, two owls, a fox, a raccoon and a massive bear.

Partin championed the art, stating “I think the Scavenger Hunt is a wonderful way to celebrate Wade’s art sculptures and the natural beauty of our amazing Riverwalk. We invite everyone, young and old, to join us for a good old fashioned Scavenger Hunt.”

The winner will be announced at 10 a.m. on Friday, on the City of Cayce’s social media sites. Please stay up-to-date with the City of Cayce by visiting Cayce’s website, www.caycesc.gov, and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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