The Downtown Mansfield Scavenger Hunt is back in July 2015! For the entire month of July, kids can search for the image of one of the Carrousel animals in businesses around the downtown area. Prizes can be claimed after finding certain a certain number of them. On Saturday, August 1 we’ll have a party at the Carrousel for everyone who found the animal 20 or more times with carrousel rides, cookies, and prizes.

Main Street Books is again teaming up with The Richland Carrousel Park and Richland Source. The event runs July 1- July 31, is FREE, and open to all.

Now, allow us to introduce Bananas the Monkey, Mansfield’s Pioneering Primate! You’ll recognize Bananas from the Richland Carrousel Park where she hides beneath the giraffe’s leaf saddle. There’s only so much you can see from under there! Bananas is a curious little monkey and wants to see the sights, but she would like some friends to go with her. She needs an intrepid group of explorers to help her discover our city. We have hidden Banana’s picture all around downtown — find as many as you can in the month of July to prove your adventurous spirit. On August 1st at the Carrousel, Bananas will pick her exploration team. Welcome to the jungle!
How to participate:

  • Check out the Richland Source interactive exploration map of downtown Mansfield showing all the stores hiding a picture of Bananas.
  • Pick up the paper map and checklist of businesses at Main Street Books or the Richland Carrousel Park.
  • Find Bananas in the participating businesses and get your map stamped or signed.
  • When you collect 10 signatures or stamps, visit Main Street Books to receive your Bananas Badge!
  • Come back to the bookstore when you’ve collected 20 signatures or stamps and give your name to be entered in the prize drawings.
  • If you visit every location, come to the bookstore for your special reward!
  • Come to the Bananas Bonanza on Saturday, August 1, 2pm at the Richland Carrousel Park for fun, food and prize drawings. Must be present to receive a prize.

The scavenger hunt is a fun summer event for the whole family. Explore downtown and see what all it has to offer. Give us a call with any questions!

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