Hustle made the difference for winning medallion hunters

Norah Thur and Christina Lopez weren’t going to be denied this time.

The two young Greybull girls came about as close as humanly possible to finding the Holidazzle medallion last year.  Carsten Cook beat them to it, finding the medallion beneath the bell in front of the Greybull Fire Hall.

“We touched the bell too … we just didn’t look under it,” lamented Christina.

The near miss motivated the girls for this year’s hunt, which began with the release of the first clue on the Monday of Thanksgiving week. It took them only four clues to find the medallion, hanging from a tree behind the First Presbyterian Church on the morning of Thanksgiving.

The girls went to The Country Flower each morning to pick up new clues.

The first one — “From where I am hiding, there is so much to see.  At times it gets busy, where can I be?” — led them to search the city park. They thought it might be hidden in the playground equipment, but found nothing.

The second clue was, “The sound of laughter can sometimes be heard, even if it is by a bird,” which according to Norah, led them to think either pool or rec center.  That opinion was reinforced with the release of clue number three: “We gather together to support the town; you may even find children running around.” 

They were warm, but not quite there.  The fourth clue did the trick. “Singing and praise go hand in hand, at times you may even hear a band,” it read.

“We went to the church immediately,” said Norah.

The medallion was found high up in a tree that they’d looked at earlier, just not closely enough.

Norah climbed up, grabbed it and a week later, they were at Town Hall, receiving a package of gifts from Jessica Fink, who was representing the Greybull Holidazzle Committee.  The Bank of Greybull, The Penny Cow, Do or Dye, Country Flower, Bliss Nails and TK2 Designs all donated gift cards or certificates.  An anonymous donor added $50 in cash.  The girls plan to split it all up equally and say they will be ready to hunt for the medallion again next year.