History trivia contest, medallion hunt part of Snowflake Days

A Coon Rapids history trivia contest is part of the 50th anniversary of Coon Rapids Snowflake Days.

A question related to Coon Rapids history will be published in the Coon Rapids Herald and posted on the Coon Rapids Snowflake Days website (www.coonrapidssnowflakedays.weebly.com) Fridays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7 and 14.

The Jan. 24 question is: “What was ‘Jerry’s Cycle’ on Coon Rapids Boulevard originally built as.”

There is a form on the Coon Rapids Trivia Contest page of the Snowflake Days website where community members can submit their answers.

A $125 cash prize will be awarded to one winner on each of the four contest dates via a random drawing of all correct answers.

The prizes are sponsored by Coon Rapids-based Cedar Valley Exteriors, which for the past 14 years has helped property owners in 28 states restore and improve their assets, according to the company website.

First medallion hunt clue Jan. 25

The adult medallion hunt, which returns to 2014 Coon Rapids Snowflake Days, begins tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 25) and continues until the medallion is found. Clues will be posted daily by 8 a.m. on the Snowflake Days website (www.coonrapidssnowflakedays.weebly.com).

The last clue will appear on the website Sunday, Feb. 16.

The medallion will be hidden on city of Coon Rapids property. The finder must have a 2014 Coon Rapids Snowflake Days button. There is a $500 cash prize.

The finder should email [email protected] immediately.

Peter Bodley is at [email protected]