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Clues for Annual Fall Foliage Leaf Hunt Follow Parade Theme
12:01AM / Saturday, September 25, 2021
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The Fall Foliage Leaf Hunt committee is pleased to announce that nine of the 15 hidden leaves have been returned and the hunters rewarded with prizes.  
 
Here are second clues to assist you in solving the remaining six:
 
Under Games, the children's card game War, only No. 5 in North Adams at the site of our Veterans Day ceremonies has not been returned.
 
Under Movies, the classic "On The Waterfront," No. 7 in Williamstown under the fir trees and 10 in Adams, the only one not actually on a body of water but at a water source, remain to be solved.
 
Under Take Out, No. 13 in Adams where billions and billions served, 14 also in Adams but not at Chee's, and 15 in Cheshire along the bike trail need to be returned to Pedrin's to claim your prize. Remember to take the yellow or orange leaf and leave the green so fellow hunters will know they had the right idea but were not the first ones there.
 
Thanks to all who have participated.  A complete list of winners, locations and sponsors will be announced in mid-October.
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The annual Fall Foliage Leaf Hunt, a traditional popular feature of Fall Foliage Festival Week, returns this year and starts Saturday.

This year the committee has revealed that there will be 15 colorful leaves hidden in North Adams, Adams, Clarksburg, Cheshire, Florida and Williamstown. The first set of clues are listed below. 

When a leaf is found it should be brought to Pedrin's Dairy Bar during normal operating hours to claim a prize. One prize per household please. All leaves should be returned by Oct. 12. 

Prizes are generously donated by area merchants including Pedrin's, Boston Sea Foods, Craft Food Barn, Planet Fitness, Big Y, North Adams Museum, North Adams MoviePlex 8, Walmart and Wild Oats. 

A second set of clues will be announced in the event of unclaimed leaves. 

The committee has repeated the last two years' successful procedure whereby one plastic bag with a yellow or orange leaf should be removed and brought in and another with a green leaf should be left at the site so that subsequent hunters will know they correctly solved the clue but someone already claimed the prize-winning leaf. 

A complete list of winners, locations and sponsors will be released in October. 

As always, the leaf committee has included an invisible leaf hunt for homebound residents. Interested persons are asked to mail a postcard (or card in an envelope) with the number of the clue and the answer/s with their name, address and phone number, to the Mayor's Office of Tourism, City Hall, 10 Main St. North Adams MA 01247. Only mailed entries will be accepted. In the event of a tie, the earliest postmark will determine the winner. Answers must be received by Oct. 12.

This year's theme is "Games, Movies and Takeout" — the things that kept us going through COVID.

The first set of clues are:                                            

The children's card game War

1. North Adams

2. Adams

3. North Adams

4. Florida

5. North Adams

The classic movie 'On The Waterfront'

6. North Adams

7. Williamstown

8. Cheshire

9. Clarksburg

10. Adams

Takeout

11. North Adams

12. Williamstown

13. Adams

14. Cheshire

15. Adams

 

Invisible Leaf Hunt Clues (fill in the blanks)

1. War: During the Civil War local troops called the _________ ________, mustered in the yard of what is now _______ _________ on ________________Street in North Adams.

2. On the Waterfront: The YMCA ran _________ _____________. in North Adams at the ___________ ________________ also known as _________ __________.

3. Takeout: In Williamstown _______ __________ restaurant, although mainly eat-in, advertised ________________ flavors of today's popular take-out item _________ _______.

Good luck. Thanks for participating.  

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