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Second egg found; prize money to be donated to rec path project
Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
The second egg in The Ranger's annual Easter Egg Hunt has been found, but the winner has something different in mind for his prize.
The egg was found Tuesday afternoon by a Riverton resident walking on the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Recreation Path along North Eighth Street West in Riverton.
Normally, the finder would receive $200 cash and a picture on page one of The Ranger, but the resident asked to remain anonymous and said the money will be given away.
In an e-mail to Craig Blumenshine, leader of the wellness initiative Go Fremont County, the finder committed to giving the prize money to Go Fremont County, which is raising money to rebuild the deteriorating pathway.
"I stumbled onto the second Ranger Easter Egg this afternoon while exercising on the Darcie Zimmer trail," the e-mail reads. "My life is much too blessed to receive the $200, and maybe I should have left it for someone else to recover. I would like to anonymously donate the prize to your charity group, Go Fremont County, for repairing/replacing the Darcie Zimmer trail."
The prize also includes two Colorado Rockies baseball tickets, and Ranger publisher Steve Peck said arrangements could be made to sell those tickets and donate the proceeds to the trail project as well.
Five clues to the second egg's hiding place had been published before it was found. The first egg was recovered Tuesday morning by Carl King of Riverton.
Blumenshine, who also is a Ranger staff writer, said, "This generosity is so very much appreciated. We are so thankful for this unexpected contribution."
Go Fremont County's principal fundraiser for the path renovation is the annual Go Fremont County sprint triathlon every July.