Light Up the Season
Candle Scavenger Hunt

First Church invites the community to join us for a fun holiday event.  Can you decode all of the clues and find the 24 candles on lawns all over Cheshire?   If you can, you can win a prize for your family and maybe even $250 donation in your name to select local charities.  

  • The Candle Scavenger Hunt will take place over the four weeks leading up to Christmas.

  • Six (6) different candles will be released each week – November 29, December 6, December 13 and December 20. All candles will stay up until Christmas Eve.

  • Clues for each candle will be released via Facebook and on the First Congregational Church’s website each Sunday afternoon.

  • Each candle will have a different “word of the season” on it.

  • Follow the clues to find the candles around town. Make note of each candle’s “word of the season” using the Candle Scavenger Hunt Answer Sheet. (LINK HERE)

  • Feel free to take pictures of the candles where it is safe to do so. Post on social media and be sure to tag #CheshireCandleHunt2020

  • Submit your answers online here, or email them to Candles@firstcheshire.org (scan or photo is acceptable) NO LATER THAN noon on December 24th. Paper copies can also be dropped off in the box outside the front door of the church.

Please note that candles will be located on people’s yards. We ask that you respect the “hosts” homes and yards. Also, please be extremely careful when stopping to take pictures of the candles or to look for the words on each candle. If you cannot do so safely, please return at another time

 

Rules

Prizes

  • More than anything, HAVE FUN and enjoy this activity with your family.

  • Prize winners will be randomly drawn from all submitted entries. Even if you miss one or more weeks, you can still submit and be entered in the drawing.

  • Prizes will include gift certificates to local restaurants and stores.

  • In addition, four entries will be drawn and First Congregational Church will make a $250 donation in the winners’ names to your choice of one of the following charities:

    • Cheshire Community Food Pantry

    • CT Food Bank

    • The Diaper Bank

    • Master’s Manna

    • RIP Medical Debt

    • Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries

    • Operation Fuel

    • Columbus House

    • Chrysalis

    • Dept. of Children and Families (Waterbury)

 

Clues

 

Week 1 - November 29th - Candles 1 - 6


1) Yes I made a version for you So you cannot see the actual clue Because then that would spoil the fun You need to wait until Sunday at one 2) Yes I made a version for you So you cannot see the actual clue Because then that would spoil the fun You need to wait until Sunday at one 3) Yes I made a version for you So you cannot see the actual clue Because then that would spoil the fun You need to wait until Sunday at one 4) Yes I made a version for you So you cannot see the actual clue Because then that would spoil the fun I will not share with you the true clue pun 5) Yes I made a version for you So you cannot see the actual clue Because then that would spoil the fun I will not share with you the true clue pun 6) Yes I made a version for you So you cannot see the actual clue Because then that would spoil the fun I will not share with you the true clue pun




Week 2 - beginning December 6th - Candles 7 thru 12


Check back here on Decmber 6th for Clues 7 thru 12




Week 3 - Beginning December 13th - Candles 13 thru 18


Check back here on Decmber 6th for Clues 13 thru 18




Week 4 - Beginning December 20th - Candles 19 thru 24


Check back here on Decmber 6th for Clues 19 thru 24





View clues on line here or pick up a paper copy from the decorated box in front of First Church (111 Church Drive).  Each week the additional clues will be added to the website and the box in front of the church.

Answers

Submit your answers and WIN!!!

Remember each week there will be 6 new clues released.  Find all the clues by December 24th at noon and submit them for your chance to win an exciting prize such as gift certificate or a gift to a $250 cash donation to a local community organization in your name. 

  1. Download and print your answer sheet today or pick up a paper copy from the decorated box in front of First Church (111 Church Drive).  

  2. Solve the clues and find all the candles on lawns around town

  3. Submit the answers online here or email a copy of your answer sheet to candles@FirstCheshire.org or Drop off a paper copy in the drop box in front of First Church (111 Church Drive).  Submit anytime after the week 4 clues are released and no later than NOON on December 24th!

More than anything, HAVE FUN and enjoy this activity with your family.

 

Prize winners will be randomly drawn from all submitted entries. Even if you miss one or more weeks, you can still submit and be entered in the drawing.

Please note that candles will be located on people’s yards. We ask that you respect the “hosts” homes and yards. Also, please be extremely careful when stopping to take pictures of the candles or to look for the words on each candle. If you cannot do so safely, please return at another time

 

Questions

If you have any questions, just drop us a note at candles@FirstCheshire.org

This event is for the entire community and is sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, An Open and Affirming Congregation
of the United Church of Christ. 

 

 

All are invited and welcome to take part in this community event.   

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