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    This 12th annual Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Scranton hunt included a First Friday event with free T-shirts, shown, for the first 100 registered students.

    Scavenger Hunt invites students to explore city

    This 12th annual Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Scranton hunt included a First Friday event with free T-shirts, shown, for the first 100 registered students.
    September 13, 2022

    The University of Scranton’s Office of Community Relations hosted its 12th Annual Scavenger Hunt in downtown Scranton, offering students an opportunity to explore the city during their first weeks at the University.

    The hunt on Sept. 2 and 3 included businesses, historical sites, landmarks, and murals. For many incoming students, this event is their first chance to explore the downtown area. This year, it fell on First Friday, a self-guided art walk that celebrates local works, and the first day of La Festa Italiana. 

    Over 30 participating locations from across downtown hosted “Iggy” posters, featuring the University mascot, in their windows for students to find. Students could scan QR codes on the posters, shown below and at bottom, to receive a clues with more information about the next locations; they could participate completely outdoors and asynchronously. 

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    In addition to the Scavenger Hunt, this year’s event included two photo contests: one focusing on downtown landmarks and artistic murals, and the other honoring the most creative photo overall. This year’s hunt also included a First Friday event with free Scavenger Hunt T-shirts for the first 100 registered students, and decorative, Scranton-themed sugar cookies by Lynn Sandy’s Bakery. 

    Meet The Winners

    * Scavenger Hunt Winners: 
    Grand Prize: Shaye Idema ’26 and Rowan Cann ‘26 
    Runners Up: Julianna Straub ‘26 and Alice Vyskocil ‘26 

    * Downtown Murals and Landmarks Photo Contest Winners: 
    Grand Prize: Edward H. Fargis ‘23 

    * Creativity Photo Contest Winners: 
    Grand Prize: Anthony R. Santos ‘26 and Johnathan Fisher ‘26 
    Runners Up: Quentin Pegan ‘26 and Sheldon (Ciggy) Meyers ‘26 

    Over 150 students registered for the event and 32 downtown businesses and cultural and city venues offered students a chance to experience different facets of the city. 

    This event was held in collaboration with The Center for Student Engagement, The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce & Metro Action, and Scranton Tomorrow/Main Street Scranton. 
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    Meet the 12th annual Scavenger Hunt Sponsors

    Adezzo 
    Amendolaro Boutique 
    Backyard Ale House 
    Boden 
    Chef Von & Mom 
    City Market Café 
    Commonwealth Coffeehouse  
    Coney Island Lunch 
    Coney Island of Scranton 
    Crunch Scranton 
    Downtown Deli 
    Eden-A Vegan Café 
    Electric City Bake House 
    Fork N Bowl 
    Freedlove 
    Heaven & Earth Café 
    Hilton Scranton & Conference Center 
    New Laundry 
    Northern Light Espresso Bar & Café 
    Osaka 
    Over the Moon 
    Peculiar Slurp Shop 
    Pilgers' Pastries 
    Pink Pedal 
    Pizza by Pappas 
    Scoops on Spruce 
    The Daisy Collective 
    The Garden 
    The Giving Tree Wellness Center 
    The Railyard 
    The Salad Shop 
    Tusk 


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