By Yolanda Couch / Times-Tribune Staff
The Fifth Annual Pumpkin Patch Treasure Hunt has ended after the third clue.
The little jack-o-lantern was discovered at Dr. Thomas Walker State Park in Barbourville.
So once again, the Times-Tribune’s Pumpkin Patch Treasure Hunt has produced a winner. Brandy Bailey, of Gray, found the hidden pumpkin Wednesday, claiming her grand prize of $500.
Despite only having three clues, Bailey said she had a hunch to check Dr. Thomas Walker State Park on her way to a doctor’s appointment Wednesday morning.
After the first clue she had a suspicion about the treasure’s whereabouts:
Clue No. 1
“(2 x 11 x 149) = ______ of last yrs. hiding spot… thnk txt msg.”
After guessing it was east of last year’s hiding spot, she suspected it to be in Knox County. She added that the second clue fed her suspicions.
Clue No. 2
“A Master’s right hand man can often be trusted.”
“I knew from that clue it was leading me to Barbourville because I knew it meant take a right off of Master Street,” said Bailey.
While passing the discount bread store en route to her appointment, Bailey took note of a brown sign that mentioned the park and recalled the third clue:
Clue No. 3
“Pick up a loaf of bread on the way to your destination.”
And with that she decided to make the drive to take a look.
“It only took about 10 minutes of looking around until we found it,” she said. “We had to dig around in the bottom of the rock wall and move some loose rocks out of the way, but sure enough, it was there.”
Last year, Bailey said she spent over 15 hours searching for the pumpkin and ended up being near it a few times.
This year, she was right on the money.
Annual Treasure Hunt ends after third clue
By Yolanda Couch / Times-Tribune Staff
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