- November 18, 2021
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WHBF – OurQuadCities.com
by: Jonathan Turner
Getting in a pickle will be a positive thing for prize hunters in downtown Davenport this holiday season.
The German American Heritage Center and Downtown Davenport Partnership have joined forces for a new, great pickle hunt this holiday season.
There are 30 pickles hidden at locations around Downtown Davenport starting Saturday, Nov. 27th. Pick up a pickle hunt card from any participating location and begin your search — you will earn a stamp for each pickle you find. Once you find 10 and have your stamp card filled, bring your card to the German American Heritage Center — at 2nd and Gaines streets — for a prize (spoiler alert, everyone will get their very own Holiday pickle ornament!).
Everyone will also be entered for a chance to win a grand prize basket full of downtown goodies.
Pick up an official card at one of the 30 participating businesses to play. Turn in your completed card into one of the following locations:
Looking for a hint? Find a pickle at these downtown locations:
According to German tradition, the pickle brings good luck and was the last ornament placed on the Christmas tree, says GermanSteins.com. On Christmas morning, the first child to find the pickle was rewarded with an extra little gift left by St. Nicholas.
This German tradition encouraged the children to appreciate all the ornaments on the Christmas tree, rather than hurrying to see what St. Nick had left for them.
Downtown Davenport Partnership also delivers
There’s no need to worry about ships and port systems backing up, because the Downtown Davenport Partnership team is making more deliveries this holiday season to help small local retailers get their goods in the hands of Quad Citizens!
Any online sales at participating businesses qualify for free delivery within a 10-mile radius of Downtown Davenport.
Shop online directly with these participating businesses:
For more information, visit downtowndavenport.com.
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