Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture Partners with UMW Glass Program on Summer Treasure Hunt

The Beaverhead County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and the University of Montana Western Glass Program have partnered to create a fun scavenger hunt activity throughout Beaverhead County this summer. One-of-a-kind glass cowboy hat paperweights, custom made by UMW Glass students, will be hidden at local businesses from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Proudly presented by the Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, over 100 glass cowboy hats made by the students in the University of Montana Western Glass Arts Program, under the instruction of Professor Ruth King, are hidden in the shops of: Bannack, Dillon, Lima, Dell, Grant, Jackson, Wisdom, Wise River, Dewey, Glen, and Melrose. Visit these towns’ businesses for a chance to find a glass cowboy hat paperweight from Memorial Day through Labor Day!

According to Chamber Executive Director, Rebecca Jones, “Anyone who finds a cowboy hat gets to take it home and enjoy the fun memories of finding it! Each limited-edition paperweight is etched with a registration number. Participants can bring their prize into the Beaverhead Chamber office located at 10 W. Reeder St. in Dillon for another prize and to receive a certificate of authenticity. And there is a special prize for finding cowboy hats in colors other than blue!”

The rules of the Beaverhead Treasure Hunt are:

  • Ten cowboy hats are hidden weekly from Memorial Day to Labor Day,
  • Cowboy hats remain hidden rain or shine,
  • Each participant is limited to taking home one cowboy hat paperweight this summer, so everyone has a chance to join in the fun!
  • The term “hidden” is used loosely; some of the cowboy hats have been cleverly hidden in plain sight in public areas, historical sites and local businesses. Participants are asked to be respectful of these areas while searching.

The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture thanks the University of Montana Western Glass Art Program for sponsoring the Treasure Hunt as well as to all of the students for designing and producing these unique paperweights.

Contact: Rebecca Jones, Executive Director, Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, 406-683-5511 or info@beaverheadchamber.org.

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