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Amateur ‘gumshoes’ patroling the neighborhood for clues

The sixth annual Gumshoe 5K Walk scavenger hunt around Phinney Ridge and Greenwood started last weekend, and we’ve seen several groups of people walking around the neighborhood, with their bright pink forms in hand.

In this photo by Gumshoe organizer (a.k.a. “The Gumshoe Guy”) Mike Veitenhans, a group of Gumshoes discovered the small rock “cairn” that guides them to the “squirrel-proof tree” in Clue #26 in this year’s event.
Purchase your $20 entry form (or $15 each for two) at Ken’s Market, the Phinney Neighborhood Association, the Phinney Ridge Starbucks, or Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe. Proceeds go to the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Food Bank and Greenwood Elementary School PTA. Last year’s event raised $3,700 for the Greenwood Senior Center.
Return your completed entry form to Ken’s Market, Starbucks or Couth Buzzard by 6 p.m. Sunday, and be entered for a chance to win a $250, $150 or $100 Fred Meyer gift card, breakfast at Mae’s Cafe, or a day at the Woodland Park Zoo.
Each entry form also includes the Eatsy Street Game, where Gumshoes try to identify 10 restaurants from photos taken of just a tiny portion of their business sign (winner receives $225 in neighborhood dining certificates). And dozens of businesses have MiniGumshoes inside their stores, with the chance to win discounts and goods and services.
(Disclosure: The Gumshoe is a PhinneyWood sponsor.)