Falconer man finds Treasure Hunt medallion

MAYVILLE – Congratulations go out to Rick Gardner of Falconer, who was the winner of the 2013 Medallion Treasure Hunt, an event held in conjunction with the annual President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival. He found the medallion after the eighth clue was released, the medallion having been hidden at the Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park in Jamestown, in a flower urn.

Gardner was presented as the winner at the Festival’s Opening Ceremonies Feb. 15 at Lakeside Park in Mayville. The Maple Inn of Chautauqua Institution was the sponsor of this event, donating a weekend stay at The Maple Inn as one of the prizes, as well as Mr. Gardner also receiving a $100 cash prize. Thank you again, Taylor Lehman of Jamestown (a SUNY Fredonia student and employee at Northwest Savings Bank) and her grandmother, Janet Henderson of Busti for writing the great and difficult treasure hunt clues this year.

Organizers would like to again thank our business sponsors: Major Sponsors Media One Group, Town of Chautauqua, Clark Patterson Lee Architectural Engineering Firm/Habiterra, Operating Engineers Local 17-Apprentice Program, Felony Entertainment LLC, Chautauqua Suites-Olives Restaurant-Bellini Lounge, Lakeview Hotel/The Docks Restaurant, Chautauqua Marina, Village of Mayville, Peek’n Peak Resort & Spa, Chautauqua Institution; Platinum Sponsors M & T Bank, Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant and The Cottage Collection, Lictus Keystone, Jack’s Saw Shop; Gold Sponsors United Refining Company (Kwik Fill/Red Apple), The Maple Inn, Northwest Savings Bank, Chautauqua County Visitor’s Bureau, Family Health Medical Services, Craig K. Whittington D.V.M., Digitell Inc., Perfection Digital, Ray Downey, Reid Stores/Crosby’s; and Silver Sponsors Lake Chautauqua Memorial VFW Post 8647, Welch’s, “A” Automotive Inc., Irwin Bay Cottages, Mayville Auto Supply Inc., Home Chic, Schaack & Nelson-Attorneys at Law, Portage Hill Art Gallery, 3 Seas Recreation.