Hunt for treasure downtown

MARQUETTE – The city of Marquette Downtown District is hosting a “hunt for hidden treasure” from June through August.

The event is modeled after the recent buzz around “hidden cash” that took off in San Diego and has reached cities across the United States.

The “treasure” features gift certificates of various denominations from downtown businesses.

Clues are provided by the Marquette Downtown Development Authority and will be posted each week via the Downtown Marquette Twitter Page, @DowntownMQT. Twitter posts will go live at 9:30 a.m. each Monday, providing the first clue to where the treasure has been stashed.

Various clues will follow until the treasure is found. Once someone finds the hidden treasure, they must snap a photo of themselves with the envelope and tweet the photo to @DowntownMQT or email it to samantha@downtownmarquette.org to claim the prize.

The first clue for the summer long event launched Monday.