Darien Youth Commission to host second annual community-wide scavenger hunt
The Darien Youth Commission’s second annual community-wide scavenger hunt, the Darien Dash, will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Teams partaking in the scavenger hunt will compete to score the most points by answering town-based riddles and visiting participating merchants based on clues.
The Darien Dash begins at the Town Hall gym and ends at The Depot Youth Center on Heights Road, where points will be tallied and prizes given to winners.
Participation in the Darien Dash is open to all ages, but requires a vehicle and driver to travel about town, based on answers to riddles. Participants will be limited to the first 25 vehicles to register. Team members may not exceed the number of seatbelts in vehicles and signed waivers are required for participants under the age of 18. First, second and third place prizes will go to the teams with the most points. In the event of a tie, prizes will be given based on earliest arrival at The Depot.
The Darien Dash is one of many events hosted by the Youth Commission, which develops enrichment programs and activities for youth. It is comprised of both adults and high school students. “After last year’s success, we are really thrilled to offer this exciting activity again to families and the youth of the town. Since it is open to all ages, it’s a great way to include everyone in on the fun,” said Alicia Sillars, youth director. Registration forms for the Darien Dash will be available at darienct.gov/yc from Feb. 15 until March 7, or until the maximum number of registrations are taken. The fee is $25 per vehicle. For more information, visit the website or call 203-656-7388.