The Judging room during thee 2015 Cary Scavenger Hunt. Photo Brooke Meyer

Cary Scavenger Hunt: Meet the Judges

Cary, NC – The Cary Scavenger Hunt is just one week away and CaryCitizen would like to introduce you to our celebrity judging panel. 

These important folks volunteer to help make sure our teams get the credit they deserve for their hard work finding the answers to the 70 clue questions that will be revealed on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  We recruit some of Cary’s major players – the folks that help make Cary the special place that it is. This year’s panel includes three Cary Town Council members, a Morrisville Town Council member, a retired Cary policeman, a current member of the Cary police department, a local historian and many others.

Our judges make the final decisions, and are experts in many different fields, from history and art to government and public works.

The Judging room during thee 2015 Cary Scavenger Hunt. Photo Brooke Meyer

The Judging Room during the 2015 Cary Scavenger Hunt. Photo: Brooke Meyer

Here they are: the Cary Scavenger Hunt Judges!

The Chief

Our Chief Judge is Joy Pike, who has served in this capacity for three years. If our teams have a question, or an answer is in dispute, they ask for Joy’s help to settle the issue.

Joy Pike, past treasurer of the Heart of Cary Association, and past recipient of Cary's Home Town Spirit Award

Joy Pike, past treasurer of the Heart of Cary Association, and past recipient of Cary’s Home Town Spirit Award

Local Town Government

Each of these judges currently serve in town government. How cool for our teams to meet the folks that govern our town!

Jennifer Roninson, currently serving on Cary's Town Council for District A

Jennifer Robinson, currently serving on Cary’s Town Council for District A

 

Jack Smith is the longest serving Town Council member and represents District C

Jack Smith is the longest serving Town Council member and represents District C

 

Ed Yerha, currently serving as an At-Large Cary Town Council member

Ed Yerha, currently serving as an At-Large Cary Town Council member

 

Vicki Scroggins- Johnson, member of the Morrisville Town Council

Vicki Scroggins- Johnson, member of the Morrisville Town Council

The Police Department

We have a current and a former member of the Cary Police Department working with us to keep everyone straight. Don’t mess with them!

Toni Dezomits, with the Cary Police Department

Toni Dezomits, with the Cary Police Department

 

Don Hamilton, retired Town of Cary policeman

Don Hamilton, retired Town of Cary policeman

Experts in Local Art

Cary is lucky to have so many pieces of public art placed around our town. many will be clues during the day. These judges know all about art.

Catherine Howard, Director of Cary Visual Art

Catherine Howard, director of Cary Visual Art

 

Glenda Westbrook-Neilsen, co-owner of Cary Pottery and Cary Visual Arts Board member, as well as a member of Westbrook and Associates

Glenda Westbrook-Neilsen, co-owner of Cary Pottery and Cary Visual Arts Board member, as well as a member of Westbrook and Associates

Cary Historians

Cary was incorporated in 1871 so there are many historical sites located throughout. These judges make it their business to know our history.

Brent Miller, past president of the Friends of Page Walker

Brent Miller, past president of the Friends of Page Walker

 

Cary author and historian Peggy Van Scoyoc.

Cary author and historian Peggy Van Scoyac, is the current president of the Friends of Page-Walker

Cary Philanthropy

Cary is a town where people volunteer. In fact we have three non-profits associated with our event. These judges work tirelessly to help the people of Cary. We thank them for their service.

Howard Manning, Director of Dorcas Ministries

Howard Manning, director of Dorcas Ministries

 

Terry "Doc" Thorne, Past president of the Heart of Cary Association and owner manager of Cary Invasion Basketball team, and Dorcas Ministries board member

Terry “Doc” Thorne, past president of the Heart of Cary Association, owner/manager of Cary Invasion basketball team and Dorcas Ministries board member

These wonderful Caryites have agreed to be a part of our event. In fact, many have served with us since 2011 when we held the Hunt at the Cary Arts Center before it was officially opened. They have fun meeting each team and hearing the stories that took place through out the day as they discovered clues.

You can still register your team – our site is open until 9 PM on Friday, September 16, 2016. What are you waiting for? Get a team and have the adventure of a lifetime!

Event Info:

The 7th annual Cary Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Starts and Finishes at Page-Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop, Downtown Cary
Check-in: 8:30 to 9:15 AM
Finish: 1:30 to 3 PM

Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams in three categories!!!

Register HERE


Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos courtesy of respective judges and Brooke Meyer.