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Scavengers Take to Downtown

Fragile Earth's first scavenger hunt attracted more than 150 people to downtown Red Bank Saturday.

You can call them Red Bank's Activity Ambassadors. 

Once again, Fragile Earth developed and organized a successful event that not only brought plenty of visitors downtown, but promoted borough businesses while offering participants a good time.

Following its children's treasure hunt and an entire summer of free crafting, Fragile Earth owners Helen and Marybeth Graham conceived a Red Bank Scavenger Hunt that took visitors from one end of the borough to the other in search of more than 40 items, each of them at a different participating business. In all, the first edition of the Red Bank Scavenger Hunt attracted more than 150 people Saturday - though that number only accounted for pre-registrants and not the dozens more that showed up on the day of to participate.

With five locations, including Fragile Earth serving as starting points, visitors collected their lists full of items - not necessarily the easiest to find, either - and took off down Broad, Wallace, Front, Monmouth, White Street and even to the Red Bank Antiques District on the west side of town. 

Participants who completed the challenge - or at least gave it a go - received a gift bag with prizes or gift certificates from participating downtown businesses. Though there's no immediate indication as to whether or not the Grahams will bring the scavenger hunt back for a second run, considering their new role as Activity Ambassadors, they might not have another choice.

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