PBA Launches Inaugural Shop Local Scavenger Hunt

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By Maya Pottiger

For the month of February, the Pasadena Business Association is challenging community members to get to know local businesses. To get the community out in local businesses, the PBA created a scavenger hunt.

“We’re always looking for ways to showcase and highlight the members, and do things to drive people to the businesses and promote shopping local,” said Paulette Morris, chairperson of the PBA’s Shop Local Committee. “We thought this is just another tool to do that.”

The scavenger hunt consists of more than 30 trivia questions about local businesses. To play, pick up one of the game pieces (booklets) at one of the 10 designated locations. The game piece has instructions on how to play, includes all of the trivia questions and details some of the prizes available to winners.

“Even if you didn’t get all the questions answered, you still have a chance at winning,” Morris said. “The more questions you answer, the better the chances of winning.”

The scavenger hunt kicks off February 1, and players have until February 28 to complete and return their game pieces.

Throughout February, the PBA will give hints to the answers and share information about the prizes on its social media pages. To follow along with these updates, visit Pasadena Business Association on Facebook and @PasadenaBiz on Twitter.

The grand prize is a fire pit donated by Costello’s Ace Hardware & Health. There will be a number of additional prizes inside the fire pit. In addition to the grand prize, several other prizes will be awarded to more winners.

“The prizes are still coming in. The Pasadena Business Association members are such a giving group. We have great support from those that really like to reach out and like to give and participate in activities like this,” Morris said. “Shopping local is not just a February thing, it’s not just a once-a-year thing; we hope that it’s a mindset.”

The scavenger hunt will prompt the community to get to know the local businesses, as well as help PBA members get to know one another. Overall, it will engage the community in shopping local.

“In the slower months right after Christmas, a lot of the businesses are seeing a little bit of a decline because people are paying off their Christmas bills,” said Sandi Parrish, executive director of the PBA. “We thought that was a good way to get people back in the businesses.”

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