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Get your detective hat on to do the Gumshoe

Hundreds of people are getting ready to do the sixth annual Gumshoe scavenger hunt, looking for clues along a 5 kilometer walk throughout the neighborhood.
Purchase an entry form for $20 at the Phinney Ridge Starbucks, Ken’s Market, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, or Phinney Neighborhood Association. Then follow the clues to see interesting sights, yards and buildings. Turn in your entry form by 6 p.m. Aug. 14 for a chance to win a $250, $150 or $100 Fred Meyer gift card, breakfast at Mae’s Cafe or a day at Woodland Park Zoo.

Volunteers Kelly Walker and Judy Mirante assign GPS coordinates to one of the clues.
Many local stores are also participating in “MiniGumshoes” — find three special stickers inside those businesses, write down the words associated with each sticker on your entry form, and be entered to win other prizes.
The popular Eatsy Street game, also on the entry form, provides nine photographic clues of local restaurants. Correctly identify all nine and be entered to win $225 in gift certificates to neighborhood restaurants.
Entry forms go on sale Friday, Aug. 5. Proceeds go to the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Food Bank and Greenwood Elementary School PTA. Last year’s Gumshoe raised almost $4,000 for the Greenwood Senior Center.
(Disclosure: The Gumshoe is a PhinneyWood sponsor.)