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A Wolfe Hunt begins in Wolfeboro



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WHAT TO LOOK FOR. This is the Wolfeboro 250th logo, which contestants in the Wolfe Hunt need to find in at least 15 of the 54 participating Wolfeboro businesses in order to win the monthly and grand prizes being offered between now and Oct. 11. (click for larger version)
July 22, 2010
WOLFEBORO — The celebration of Wolfeboro's 250th Anniversary continues with the beginning of a Wolfe Hunt, a game and prize drawing sponsored by the Wolfeboro 250th committee in cooperation with Wolfeboro businesses.

The object of the Wolfe Hunt is to find the official Anniversary logo on display in participating businesses and you are on your way to winning one of many prizes.

The Hunt is scheduled to run from now through Oct. 11.

Participation is easy. Start by picking up your Wolfe Hunt contest card at the Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce Information Center, located in the former railroad station. Along with the contest card you will receive a free Wolfeboro 250th Anniversary removable decal. The decal (shown here) is the Hunt logo, which can be found somewhere in the premises of the 54 Wolfeboro businesses listed on the card. To complete the card you only need to visit at least 15 of the 54. Once you have found the logo, ask to have your card initialed by a staff person.

Once you have found the logo and had your card initialed at 15 businesses, return the completed Wolfe Hunt card to the Chamber Information Center. You will be entered to win one-of-a-kind Wolfeboro 250th Anniversary prizes. A total of five cards will be drawn each month in July, August, September and October. Monthly prize winners will also be eligible for the grand prize.

Monthly prizes include 250th Anniversary t-shirts, 250th flag, 250th pewter ornament, colonial hat and a jute bag with the 250th logo. Additional prizes include a complete set of "The History of Wolfeboro," a two-night stay at The Wolfeboro Inn and a copy of Wolfeboro's 250th Anniversary commemorative book. On Oct. 11 one lucky winner's card will be drawn from all the cards entered for the grand prize, a one-week stay at Windrifter Resort. You do not have to be present to win: winners will be notified by telephone.

Wolfeboro was named in November 1759 for British General James Wolfe, just two months after his victory in the Battle of Quebec, which turned the tide in the French and Indian War. Wolfe never knew there was a town named for him: he died from wounds sustained in that battle.

Recognizing the importance of the anniversary, the Town of Wolfeboro appointed a Wolfeboro 250th Committee that has presented various events, beginning with an opening reception on last Nov. 14. The year-long celebration will end with a closing reception planned for Nov. 14, 2010. Between now and then there will be additional event, including a Colonial Homecoming Days Encampment on Brewster Field from Friday, Aug. 20 to Sunday, Aug. 22, with an opening reception in Pinckney Boathouse on Friday evening. There will also be a Colonial Gala at the Wright Museum on Oct. 10. All events are open to the public.

Next week the committee will also publish a 128-page Wolfeboro 250th commemorative book written by Wolfeboro historian Dave Bowers and including hundred of facts about and full color photographs of the town. The book will be available in downtown stores as well as at Wolfeboro Historical Society's Clark House, priced at $9.95.

The Wolfe Hunt is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank and Wolfecatch Fish Market.

For more information on this and other upcoming Wolfeboro 250th Anniversary events, telephone 569-8161 or 569-2200.

Mary DeVries, Executive Director of the Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce, contributed to this article.

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