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It’s (Almost) River District Scavenger Hunt Time!

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 8th) is the big day for the 3rd Annual River District Scavenger Hunt. You could be the one to take home the $500 cash prize! Let’s tell you what’s going to happen…

Here’s the official word from the River District Association…

Join us for our 3rd River District Scavenger Hunt on Thursday, June 9 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.! Meet us on Main Street Plaza by JTI Fountain RAIN-OR-SHINE. This FREE event is sponsored by American National Bank, BB&T Bank, First Citizens Bank, First State Bank, and PATHS. It will be a fun evening of games, music & ice cream for young & old! In the event of heavy rain or storms, the start-time may be delayed. Weather-related updates will be posted on Facebook (DowntownDanville) and Twitter (DowntownDanVa). Weather-permitting, the Hunt will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. but you may arrive at any time before 6:45 to begin. Come to JTI Fountain on Main Street Plaza to receive a game sheet. Participating stores are listed on the game sheet. You must return to the Fountain to submit your game sheets and earned entry tickets by 7:15 p.m. Mayor Sherman Saunders will draw for winners at 7:30 p.m. You must be present to win!

Great prizes up for grabs include $500 cash and gift certificates to Golden Leaf Bistro and Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Prize winners will be chosen by random drawings from all entry tickets submitted. To earn entry tickets, visit participating businesses for a stamp on your game sheet. Visit 15 participating businesses and you will receive 1 prize entry ticket. To increase your chance to win, visit more participating businesses and/or purchase items there. For every $10 spent, you will receive an extra entry ticket. Also, if you visit the businesses that are farthest away from the fountain (as noted on the game sheet), you will receive 2 extra tickets! Again, winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. and you must be present to win!

Those who would rather hang out by the fountain and listen to music or play corn hole toss are welcome to do so! Just come out and spend the evening downtown. DJ Ben Wright will play music and ice cream will be served by American National Bank. We encourage you to walk around downtown and see the new stores, the restored HOME letters from the former Dan River Fabrics sign, and renovated buildings with new apartments and commercial spaces. River District Association staff and board members will be on-hand to answer questions! Just get downtown June 9th!


We’re looking forward to this event. SouthsideCentral is planning a LIVE! PhotoCentral article while we run from store to store and we’ll also have a series of PhotoCentral articles from the event.

We’ll see you there!


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