People Dash Around Downtown to Win a Diamond Ring
Two organizations hosted an event on Saturday that brought more than a hundred couples to downtown Macon on Saturday in search of a big prize.
Reeds Jewelers partnered with Boston technical company, SCVNGR, to host the "Reeds Diamond Dash" in the downtown area to give people a chance to win a $15,000 diamond ring. The scavenger hunt is one of more than 10 events hosted around the country where teams of two use their cell phone to text the answer to questions regarding anything in the downtown area.
"We want to bring people downtown in the downtown area and give great citizens of the area an opportunity to win this engagement ring," SCVNGR Ringmaster John Lingos-Webb said.
Teams received a text message on their cell phone about a specific location in downtown Macon and a question pertaining to it. Teams then had three chances to reply with the correct answer before moving on to the next location. Each question was worth two points each and teams had 90 minutes to answer as many questions as possible. In the end, the team with the most points won the diamond ring.
"What we've done is we came in this week and we built clues all for downtown Macon area and they're historical clues, you know architectural based clues, anything in the downtown area," Lingos-Webb said.
While many couples said they began the hunt hoping for the ring, they came away with the treasure that is a new outlook on downtown Macon.
"I think this kind of event suits the city well, you know especially with the revitalization of the downtown area,” contestant James Tyson said.
Jonathan & Laura Page won the event.