Explore Oak Ridge has planned a citywide scavenger hunt on Saturday, May 11.
The scavenger hunt is scheduled from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, a press release said.
“We encourage all to participate,” it said.
The scavenger hunt will take participants to eight different locations within Oak Ridge, with a prize at each site and an opportunity to win a grand prize valued at $500. All clues for the hunt will be issued via Instagram and Facebook, the press release said.
The scavenger hunt has a goal of highlighting the importance of travel and tourism to the community.
Explore Oak Ridge said it is participating in celebrating the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, which is taking place May 5-11.
“This celebration will highlight contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry,” the press release said.
This year’s theme is “Travel Matters,” acknowledging the countless ways travel strengthens communities and enriches lives, the release said.
“From small business to large attractions, travel matters to the community,” the press release said. In 2018, the State of Tennessee reported an economic impact of $20.77 billion, with The City of Oak Ridge contributing $6.6 million and all 95 counties saw more than $1 million in economic impact.
“I have seen firsthand how much travel matters to our community,” said Tilley Hayes, marketing manager for Explore Oak Ridge. “I am proud of our city and eager to welcome even more visitors here to show them why we love Oak Ridge so much.”
For more information, follow Explore Oak Ridge on social media or contact the visitor center at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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