Congratulations to Steve, Ryan and PJ Hangartner, who found the Golden Spike on the cross country path near Watertown Mayer High School Friday morning, July 19th! The Hangartners will receive $300 in Caleb’s cash for use at Rails to Trails starting tonight!
For those who were searching, here are all the clues as they would have been revealed each day at 8:00 a.m, along with brief explanations of what the clues mean.
Clue No. 1 for Monday, July 15
It’s been 21 years for this annual celebration.
Adults and Kids enjoy looking for the Spike.
Activities in Watertown change with the seasons Meaning: Different sports during different seasons
Be sure to have fun, but be safe too.
Clue No. 2 for Tuesday, July 16
Two presidents will point you in the right direction Meaning: Jefferson and Jackson Avenues
You’ll enjoy spending time outdoors,
Just don’t forget to stop and smell the roses Meaning: Roses refers to Rosewood Estates
Rails to Trails is a family affair
Clue No. 3 for Wednesday, July 17
Many cities operate under a charter Meaning: Charter refers to the Charter tower by the school
Taking the right trail is a bridge to success Meaning: Bridge refers to the bridge over Mapes Creek
Watch for the sign to change your way of thinking Meaning: Refers to the electrical sign at the entrance to school
You could come up with the grand prize
Clue No. 4 for Thursday, July 18
The principle reason for looking for treasure Meaning: Refers to the principals at school
Is to track down your quarry Meaning: Refers to the school track and Quarry Avenue by the school
There is a lot of racket going on under this field Meaning: Refers to the tennis courts that used to be under Stacy’s Field
Dive too deeply for the spike and you’ll be rejected Meaning: Refers to diving being eliminated from the swimming team
Clue No. 5 for Friday, July 19
Haven’t found the Golden Spike yet?
Try going cross country to get it. Meaning: Refers to the cross country course in the woods
You can run around the block with your i-Pad Meaning: Refers to the Block schedule at school and all kids with i-Pads
And never see the forest for the trees