Compass Mark to Host First Annual Riddle Quest Event

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Compass Mark, a non-profit Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is having their first annual Riddle Quest. Set up as a giant scavenger hunt, the even will raise funds for Future Generations, a youth prevention program at Compass Mark.

Compass Mark, a non-profit organization based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that is passionate about enhancing children’s social and emotional abilities, is excited to announce the first annual Riddle Quest event. Riddle Quest is an interactive event to be held on April 21, 2012 from 11am-3pm in Downtown Lancaster.

Armed with a map and riddles, scavenger hunt teams will explore Downtown Lancaster, looking for clues to uncover hidden treasures in its museums, galleries, and retail businesses. Teams will be provided with a “Quest Passport”, a Map, and a rules sheet. Riddles will direct teams to a site (i.e. a gallery, retail store, or point of architectural or historical importance) and include questions that can only be answered by visiting these sites.

At each stop, participants will get their passports stamped. Teams will also be able to ask for financial sponsorship from friends and neighbors, earning their team additional passport stamps. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that receive the most stamps.

Many community leaders have already put their support behind Riddle Quest, including Harvey Owen of Millersville University, Lisa Riggs and Marshall Snively of the JSID, Jennifer Baker of MOOSE, Tracy Cutler of Lancaster Community Foundation, and Elizabeth Todd Lambert of Lancaster Arts, as well as various downtown merchants and gallery owners.

Riddle Quest is a day of fun where community members can interact, learn more about Downtown Lancaster and raise money for Future Generations, a youth prevention program at Compass Mark. Future Generations is an after school and summer program that provides young people with safe and productive outlets for their energy. Activities include educational, educational and service opportunities. 100% of youth who participated in Future Generations passed to the next grade level or were accepted into post-secondary education. Hannah, a 10th grade graduate of the program, says, “Future Generations has given me confidence in myself and the decisions I make. I know that I will be a leader someday…I have (Future Generations) to thank for that.”

For more information on the event, contact Emily Mace at emace(at)compassmark(dot)org, or visit

Compass Mark is a treatment center in Lancaster, PA that has been focusing on helping young people develop the leadership skills needed to prevent drug abuse, alcohol abuse, substance abuse and other addictions since 1966. They are a central information and referral resource for drug and alcohol rehab centers in Lancaster, PA.

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