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The search is on! Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt begins Monday

Kaitlyn Riley

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Oktoberfest is postponed until 2021, but fest organizers are still offering a taste of the celebration with activities like the 2020 Oktoberfest USA Medallion Hunt.

Starting Monday, one clue will be released per day at around 7:00 a.m. on the Oktoberfest USA’s Facebook, Instagram, and website. There are 10 clues prepared.

Whoever finds the prized medallion will earn $500 cash and a swag basket full of Altra Federal Credit Union and Oktoberfest goods. The back side of the medallion includes a contact name and number to report that it has been found.

Oktoberfest USA asked all medallion hunters to respect public and private property and their fellow hunters while trying to locate the medallion. In addition to not damaging foliage while searching for the medallion, organizers ask all medallion hunters to follow local and national guidance regarding COVID-19 precautions.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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