In celebration of St. Patricks Day, downtown Snoqualmie merchants are hosting SNOQUALMIE GO BRAUGH, a weeklong event offering Irish-themed food, drinks, music and promotional specials.
The festivities start Monday, March 10th with a contest titled Quest for Uncle Si’s Lost Gold. The lucky winner of this contest will receive $100 in golden coins.
The contest theme is a nod to the colorful characters of Snoqualmie history. Uncle Si (aka Josiah Merritt) is among those well-known early pioneers who, according to local folklore, lost some of his gold during a journey delivering food to settlers in Seattle.
To enter the contest for Uncle Si’s Lost Gold, contestants must obtain a passport listing participating businesses, along with a set of limericks describing those businesses.
Contestants must then make their own journey through downtown Snoqualmie and recite the correct Limerick to a staff member inside the matching business. A stamp is received for each correct match, with each stamp being a chance to win the grand prize. Hit more participating shops and increase your odds of winning.
Contest passports can be printed at www.snovalley.org or picked up at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce office, 38767 SE River Street.
To complete the passport, visit participating businesses any time Monday, March 10th through Saturday, March 15th during regular business hours.
• One Passport per person.
• Contest starts Monday, 3/10/14; deadline to submit completed passports is Saturday, 3/15/14 at 12PM at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce office.
• When turning passports in, a raffle ticket will be given in exchange for each stamp collected, which will be used to pick the winner. Only 1 Grand Prize winner will be selected
• Winner to be drawn and announced on Tuesday, March 17th (St. Patty’s Day), 1:30PM at The Bindlestick, 8010 Railroad Avenue, across from the Snoqualmie Train Depot.
• Contestants need not be present to win the grand prize. Winner will be contacted if not present at drawing.