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GeckoFest 2010 Scavenger Hunt

Are you the best gecko-hunter in Manatee County? You can claim the title and a special prize package with the Geckofest 2010 scavenger hunt. You better hurry, though - the contest ends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31.

The prizes have been donated by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the South Florida Museum, Manatee Players and other Bradenton GeckoFest sponsors.

Download the gecko trail map from www.BradentonGeckoFest.org or pick one up at local cultural centers including ArtCenter Manatee (209 Ninth Street West, Bradenton), the South Florida Museum (201 Tenth Street West, Bradenton) and the Manatee County Cultural Alliance (926 Twelfth Street West, Bradenton).Using the following five clues, find the matching geckos, take a picture of yourself in front of each one and submit the pictures and your Scavenger Hunt entry form to the South Florida Museum, no later than Wednesday, March 31. Entry forms are available at the major arts organizations in downtown Bradenton or at www.BradentonGeckoFest.org. The winners will be selected at random from the correct entries.

Scavenger hunt clues:1. I have something in common with the Bradenton Water Tower.2. Sometimes known as Peter Parker, you will marvel at my ability to stick to the side of a building.3. Lying in the sun lights me up!4. I’m the fastest gecko on wheels.5. Come ride with me on “Old Cabbage Head.”

The major sponsors of Geckofest 2010 are GEICO, the Bradenton Herald, Bright House Networks, Pittsburgh Pirates, DDA and Realize Bradenton. Proceeds from Geckofest 2010 go to benefit : ArtCenter Manatee, Manatee Co. Cultural Alliance, Village of the Arts, South Florida Museum, Manatee Co. Historical Commission, Manatee Players and Grants for Visual Arts programs for area schools.