2017 Fall Foliage Festival Leaf Hunt Winners & Locations

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Festival Leaf Hunt Committee has announced that this year's hunt has concluded.  All winners and sponsors are thanked for their participation.  Results are as follows:
1. Fifty-five years of spectacles? 1962 Theatre Williams College by Annette Czarnecki, Williamstown
2. Spectacle Garden Deacon Bob Moulton memorial St. Elizabeth of Hungary, found but unclaimed
3. "Don't forget to write!" In Touch Day Spa Williamstown, found but unclaimed
4. Not quite built for fairies B&B Micro Manufacturing behind Windsor Mill by Karen McDonough, North Adams
5. M+M+M+M line Adams Town Line with Cheshire Route 116 by Michelle Vareschi, North Adams
6. From trees to forest Highland Woods (replacing The Spruces) Williamstown by Trisha and Ryan Denault, Clarksburg
7. Hot dog and hippie together forever Nathan and Freelove Drury Cemetery Florida found but unclaimed
8. Make way for ducklings Mallard Cove Cheshire not found
9. OMZ, once removed PNA Hall Adams by Jaye and Irene Fox, North Adams
10. Omega-3s from the City of Notions Boston Seafoods by Jeff Brassard, Adams
11. Nobelium, Sulfur, Cobalt & Uranium – reassembled Nicklien Sunoco Williamstown by John Bresette, Adams
12. (2x-30) x 3 + 4 = 11290 1896 Motel by Anne Sulzmann, North Adams
13. Stream of Ebony Black Brook Road Florida by Ethan and Ryan Medon, Florida
14. No 747s here Airport Road Adams found but unclaimed
15. For those who haven't come home yet POW-MIA monument Maim Street North Adams by Frances Czarnecki, North Adams
16. Mountain material Hoosac Cotton now Eclipse Mill North Adams not found
17. When the owner's away, the pets will play Havenwood Clarksburg by Maggie Sulzmann, North Adams
18. Trolleys (not trolls) needed hound support Bassett Brook Bridge Cheshire by Mary Ann LaFrance, Adams
19. I did my winter duty for years Cheshire Highway department plow by Darlene Whitman, Adams
20. No epees or billiards cues here Sunshine Pool and Fence by Scott Brassard, North Adams
Of the invisible clues only the third was solved correctly with "Dave Lilly" the ghostly angler from the Notch celebrated by poet Joyce Kilmer by Peggy Oleskiewicz of Williamstown. 
The above-mentioned winners received prizes generously donated by Wild Oats, Walmart, Pedrin's Dairy Bar, North Adams Museum of History and Science, Chee's Restaurant, Freight Yard Pub, Boston Seafoods, Planet Fitness, North Adams MoviePlex 8, Big Y and Brew-ha-ha.


Clues originally posted on Sept. 23: The Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Festival Leaf Hunt Committee is pleased to announce that more than half of the hidden leaves have been returned to Suzy Helme's office in North Adams City Hall and their finders have received their prizes.  
Here are the second clues for those still not found. Some remain in North Adams, Adams, Cheshire, Florida and Williamstown.  All must be returned by Thursday October 12th.   Of the invisible clues only No. 3 has been correctly identified.  Please send those replies to Community Events Office City Hall, 10 Main St., North Adams MA 01247.
Second clues
2.    Honoring Deacon Bob maintained by Margaret
3.    Massage along the river
4.    PBS featured these tiny homes
6.    Tropical Storm Irene forced some to move here
7.    Gravestones in honor of school founder and his wife
8.    Mack and Quack crossed the rail trail
14.  Not where it connects to East Orchard
16.  My mountain was Hoosac; my material cotton
18.  Reservoir of same name just above my trickle below

The annual Fall Foliage Leaf hunt, a traditional popular feature of Fall Foliage Festival Week, has returned after a hiatus of one year. It starts Saturday. This year the committee has revealed that there will be 20 colorful leaves hidden in North Adams, Adams, Cheshire, Florida and Williamstown.  

When a leaf is found it must be brought to the Mayor's Office of Tourism at City Hall 10 Main St. to claim a prize. One prize per household please. Prizes are generously donated by area merchants., including Pedrin's, Boston Seafoods, FreightYard Pub, Chee's, Big Y, North Adams Museum, Planet Fitness, Walmart and Wild Oats. A second set of clues will be announced in the event of unclaimed leaves.  
The committee has instituted a new procedure whereby one plastic bag with a yellow or orange leaf should be removed and brought to Suzy Helme's tourism office 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.  All leaves should be returned by Oct. 12.
Here are the first set of clues. 
1.      Fifty-five years of spectacles?
2.      Spectacle Garden
3.      "Don't forget to write!”
4.      Not quite built for fairies
5.      M+M+M+M line
6.      From trees to forest
7.      Hot dog and hippie together forever
8.      Make way for ducklings
9.      OMZ, once removed
10.     Omega-3s from the City of Notions
11.     Nobelium, Sulfur, Cobalt & Uranium – reassembled
12.     (2x-30) x 3 + 4 = 11290
13.     Stream of Ebony
14.     No 747's here
15.     For those who haven't come home yet
16.     Mountain material
17.     When the owner's away, the pets will play
18.     Trolleys (not trolls) needed hound support
19.     I did my winter duty for years
20.     No epees or billiards cues here
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 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.
Invisible Leaf Hunt Clues
1.      Off I went to fight for the North, I returned years later for life to go forth, but in South Village I found to my dismay, my wife had wed another at the foot of the Grey. Randy and Ray took my photo after 100 years, but my nickname and given name must appear on your response to claim a prize I fear.
2.      Keeping with the magical, spirit theme this Fall, I represent another sad tale to all; I loved my employer and lived in his barn, but unfortunately that is the spot my body was found according to this yarn.  I was driving in nearby Vermont when so goes the account I caused the death of his daughter which made me cry and falter.  Please jot down her name and mine and your prize will be fine.
3.      A third but friendlier ghost I appear casting my line in the Notch every year. Joyce Kilmer wrote wonderful poems about "Trees" but he also wrote one much better than these. He used my name as the title you see so I'd be remembered by anglers to be. Please send in my name and you will receive a bit of fame.

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