Geocache event highlights Sherman County

A geocache event encompassing scenic and historic sites in Sherman County will begin and end Saturday in the town of Moro.<BR><I>File photo</I>

In an effort to acquaint people with geocaching and Sherman County, a geocache challenge will be held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the county fair.

Several new Travel Bugs and other goodies will be placed in the assigned hunt caches in preparation for the event. Information on the hunt will be handed out Saturday at 9:45 a.m., at the Sherman County Fairgrounds, 66147 Lonerock Road, Moro.

As the liaison to the fair board, Sherman County Commissioner Mike Smith suggested the idea.

Erin Weedman, chairman of the fair board, is looking forward to visitors' response to the hunt.

Smith is hopeful the event will draw outsiders to the county who may not normally visit.

He said it's a way to highlight scenic and historical sites around Sherman County.

"You can place a geocache in places you want others to see," Smith said.

In addition to trinkets found in the geocache, door prizes will be given out and awards for first through third place will be presented at 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

There is no charge to participate in the geocache event.

Smith said the event is family-oriented and encourages people to learn about the history and culture of Sherman County while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

"We're just really excited about this," he said.

"It's something new and it should be fun," Weedman added.

To get started, visit www.geocaching.com and enter Moro's ZIP code of 97039 for more information.

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