Community Children’s Center plans family scavenger hunt fundraiser

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A nonprofit child care organization in Lawrence is hosting a family-centered scavenger hunt fundraiser, where groups will set off on a quest through town.

“Community Quest! A Scavenger Hunt” is a fundraiser to help Community Children’s Center, a nonprofit organization centered on affordable child care, “bridge the gap in care” for newborns through 5-year-olds, according to a news release. 

Participating groups will commence an adventure focused on downtown Lawrence and the University of Kansas campus. They’ll follow clues, compile photos and souvenirs from Lawrence landmarks, overcome challenges and vie for victories.

“It’s a beautiful afternoon of fun and adventure for the whole family,” according to the release.

After the scavenger hunt, participants will meet back at Cider Gallery in East Lawrence for snacks, drinks, games, live music, a dance party, a silent auction and more. There will also be face painting and coloring for kids. An awards ceremony will highlight first, second and third place winners as well as a winner of a treasure hunt.

The scavenger hunt is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Lists and clues will be sent out via email and text for groups to first complete the scavenger hunt and then meet at noon at Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St., where the rest of the afternoon’s fun will kick off.

Tickets cost $40 per family or group — up to six people per ticket — and can be purchased online through Givebutter, Those who are interested in sponsoring another family or group to participate or who would simply like to donate can do so via the fundraiser website as well.

All activities and refreshments are included in the ticket cost, according to Will Averill, the CCC’s director of communications and development.

Contact Averill via email at for questions about the scavenger hunt. Visit to learn more about the event and the work of the Community Children’s Center.

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Maya Hodison (she/her), equity reporter, can be reached at mhodison (at) lawrencekstimes (dot) com. Read more of her work for the Times here. Check out her staff bio here.

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