40 kids were on hand for a scavenger hunt called the Search and Seizure Scavenger Hunt held by the Taylorville Police Department. The Police Department has held many events like this in an effort to foster relationships between the community and themselves including this event. There were many prizes given away including some Walmart Gift Cards and a brand new skateboard prized at over $100.
The event was open to ages 5-12 with prizes given out to multiple age groups as they competed to see who could find a list of items first, including handcuffs, a baton and other things. Farmers Insurance was on hand to give out raffle tickets for free slushies. 12 year old Mikaela Swiney of Taylorville won the skateboard which was the grand prize as she was able to find all the items in the scavenger hunt first.
The next event that the Taylorville Police Department will hold will be “Fishing with Offishers” that will take place at the Lake Taylorville Marina on July 9th.