In finding genuine gold, jewellery in a treasure hunt coming to Washtenaw County

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI — An actual treasure hunt is coming to Washtenaw County.

Johnny’s Treasure Quest is burying jewellery with a retail worth of $5,100 in a single random location within the county, with the primary clue on the place to seek out it coming at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

Johnny Perri, probably the most creators of the scavenger hunt, mentioned there will probably be a mix of white gold, yellow gold, black diamonds, rubies and extra to be discovered. The quest will finish when any individual reveals the treasure, he mentioned.

The development prices round $40 a price ticket, which covers 3 adults ages 18 and up. Somebody more youthful than age 18 can tag alongside and play with their paid team without cost. Tickets to take part can also be bought till the primary clue drops, Perri mentioned.

Clues will probably be posted in a non-public Fb team and can lead gamers to a silver X that marks the spot. Avid gamers will dig up part of the treasure with a wood awl, and get the opposite part when they redeem their X to Perri.

“That feeling of pulling genuine treasure out of the bottom is what it’s all about,” Perri mentioned. “Its an enormous rush of pleasure.”

Perri created this scavenger hunt in 2020 when he and his spouse made up our minds to bury his jewellery retailer’s stock far and wide the state all the way through the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s a second-generation jeweler and owned J&M Jewelers in Washington Township till it closed closing 12 months.

“At the start we began this as it gave other people hope (and) one thing to consider in once more all the way through the pandemic,” Perri mentioned. “We have been more or less like mild within the darkness for other people and we need to proceed that custom.”

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This treasure hunt is the closing probably the most season, however Perri mentioned he plans to proceed them in 2023 to proceed to lend a hand others make reminiscences.

“The treasure in reality lies within the journey (and) getting available in the market with any individual you like and your circle of relatives,” he mentioned. “That’s what it’s all about (and) that’s in reality the place the treasure is located.”

To shop for tickets or to be informed extra about Johnny’s Treasure Quest, seek advice from its site or social media.

Perri mentioned he additionally has plans to start out every other contest — this time with chocolate bars. He mentioned the “Nice American Treasure Hunt” is beginning in November and will probably be very similar to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Manufacturing facility.

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“We designed those chocolate bars and we promote them national, and whoever reveals a silver price ticket throughout the chocolate bar wins a $150,000 treasure hunt,” he mentioned. “(For this treasure hunt) you get a treasure map and also you get to head seek for 150 grand (in) genuine gold and silver treasure.”

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