RCU Aquabug ‘Medallion’ Contest 2017

UPDATE 6/14/2017 : 2017 Royal Credit Union Aquabug Winner

2017 Rice Lake Aquafest Aquabug Winner

The Aquafest committee and Royal Credit Union congratulates Kierra Meyer from Rice Lake for finding the 2017 Aquabug medallion. She and her family found the “bug” hiding in a small tree about 2 feet off the ground west of the river in Shudlick park in Rice Lake on Thursday, June 8.

Following the clues that read...
“over the bridge, you will take a right north where bike have rumbled...back on the Avenue of our State, this clue to help those who`ve stumbled...” The hunters then assessed what are would be public property nearby and came up either the park or various school grounds located on Wisconsin Avenue.

The winners intend to use the $1,000 cash prize in multiple ways like a family outing or vacation.

The prize was awarded on Monday, June 12, 2017 by Aquafest board member Anne Gallagher and the sponsor representatives Chris Musil- Rice Lake Branch Manager, Jackie Molden Rice Lake Team Leader and Allie Deaton Rice Lake Branch Teller.

The Aquafest Committee would like to thank Royal Credit Union for sponsoring the contest and local radio stations, WJMC, WKFX, and WAQE for airing the daily clues and the webmaster for posting the clues electronically on the official Aquafest Website.

UPDATE 6/8/2017 : The Aquabug has been found, located in Shudlick Park!

The presentation of the check from Royal Credit Union will be on Sunday afternoon at intermission of the Waterski show in front of the Elks Club 36 East Eau Claire Street. The bug finder is Kierra Meyer. She said the clue about heading down Wisconsin Ave was the one that made her start looking at Shudlick Park as the bug is always hidden on public property, not hidden or submerged, Heading down Wisconsin Ave...several areas are on public property, the park and the area schools. This family are avid bug hunters as they also found the bug in 2015. They plan on spending the money on a family vacation or outing...Allie Deaton from Royal Credit Union will be presenting the check to the winners...

Aquabug Medallion Contest:

Join in the celebration of the 2017 Aquafest celebration and hunt for the RCU Aquabug Medallion. The ‘bug’ is hidden on public property within the Rice Lake Area School District. Clues are posted at 10:30am and 3:30pm daily at the RCU Rice Lake office, announced on radio stations WJMC, WAQE, WKFX, and placed on the official website (www.aquafestonline.com) as time allows.

The finder receives $1,000 in cash, if turned in with-in 12 hours of finding and is wearing an Aquafest button. Non-members or RCU members in good standing are eligible.

Please respect public property as you hunt for this years ‘bug’.

Clues begin Friday, June 2 / 10:30 am & 3:30 pm.

Aquabug Clues:

   
June 2, 2017 / 10:30am: The Stage is set for another bug search…
And the fun, the music, the crowd will be there…
So let’s get it kicked off, let’s start at the “Birch”…
Because the Chamber wants your bug search to be totally fair!…
June 2, 2017 / 3:30pm: If you started correctly…
and with Surplus in the Bank…
Then let me be your Messenger…
Go west from a beer and a frank…
   
June 3, 2017 / 10:30am: From Apples to Elves…
No need for “storage”…
Rush to the fields…
And Track your steps with courage…
June 3, 2017 / 3:30pm: You’re in our great State while on it right now…
Running fast south, don’t freeze in your tracks…
Past the stitching you need…
With Warriors on the racks…
   
June 4, 2017 / 10:30am: Left at the lights…
Lights that are newer than most…
To the bridge we head east…
Hurry past the Master, then you can coast!…
June 4, 2017 / 3:30pm: Gas, food, oil, and meds…
While from the corner the duck keeps an eye…
Don’t be too “tired” to Lounge a bit…
Because that freaky fast sandwich will surely fly by!…
   
June 5, 2017 / 10:30am: You can be happy for an hour and leave…
Or plan to pray to be happy forever…
You can stop at Bill’s to see Steve…
Cause if you’re still with us, then you're definitely clever!…
June 5, 2017 / 3:30pm: Hurry to oil your car…
Or hurry to ship your stuff…
Either way you get the Royal treatment…
As you head south to search, this ain’t tough!
   
June 6, 2017 / 10:30am: Selling your home, you need to get “Real”…
And to find the bug you need to go fast…
Get some fuel on the corner…
And a drive-through meal so you can last…
June 6, 2017 / 3:30pm: We go quickly in our search…
Do we need lumber, a latte, pizza, in case?…
NO!…We need to keep moving…
At a “Clip” and at an Angel’s pace!…
   
June 7, 2017 / 10:30am: Turn right, that’s west, we leave the lights, to tracks…
“Advance” past the F-Line and past 1-2-three...
Past Ed and past J with no time to Shop…
The bug hunt is quite the Adventure, it’s turning out to be!…
June 7, 2017 / 3:30pm: Over the bridge, you will take a right north where bike have rumbled…
Back on the Ave of our State, this clue to help those who’ve stumbled …
   
June 8, 2017 / 10:30am: So now you may be on the right path, road or trail...
think now where might that “bug” may be...
not buried or submerged...
the hunt continues...
The Aquabug has been found, located in Shudlick Park!

Front of Medallion

Aquabug

Back of Medallion

Aquabug

Back of Medallion Instructions:

Congratulations…

You have found the 2017 RCU Aquabug Medallion

The bug medallion needs to be turned with-in 12 hours of finding. You must be wearing an Aquafest Button. Take the medallion to RCU at 1421 South Main Street (715-234-3319) during regular business hours for verification. After hours the finder of the medallion needs to call 715-296-0839. You will be asked by a committee member to verify that you have found the 2017 RCU medallion. The prize will be awarded on Sunday - June 11, 2017, during the awards ceremony at Intermission of the water ski show located on Lakeshore Drive in front of the Rice Lake Elks Lodge. Paper work will need to be completed and a photo will be requested accepting the prize from RCU.