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STUART - Six nonprofit organizations are banding together to offer a unique scavenger hunt in Martin County, one that use QR codes and smart phones.
The "Smart Phone Family Scavenger Hunt" will be held in Stuart on Sept 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Clues will be given via quick response codes, two-dimensional barcodes that contain information such as website addresses and other text.
They can be read by a QR code scanner, including QR scanner smartphone apps. Registration is $20 per car in advance and $25 at the door.
The hunt will begin at the Children's Services Council,101 S.E. Central Parkway in Stuart at 8:30 a.m.
Families will make a variety of stops on the scavenger hunt path by scanning the QR codes. Smartphones will be provided at each stop or participants may use their own. Participants will be asked to complete a fun family task before they are able to scan the QR code for the next clue.
Each location will prove to benefit families by providing entertainment, fun, prizes and valuable information and resources to parents that will assist in the success of their children throughout the school year.
All registered families will be placed into a grand-prize drawing for a weekend at the Hutchinson Island Marriott.
The culmination of the day's events will be at a local south Stuart location, not to be revealed until the day of the event.
The idea behind the hunt is to provide families with a fun way to gain valuable information regarding services available to them throughout the school year and to create fun family memories.
The ARC of Martin County is the lead agency in developing and facilitating the event.
Additional sponsors and participating community agencies include: the Children's Services Council of Martin County, Tykes & Teens, Whole Child Connection, Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County, Stevie B's Pizza and the Martin County Library and recreation system.
All money raised during the event will be used to cover the event expenses and help accomplish ARC's mission.
Pre-registration is recommended.
For more information, call (772) 283-2525 or register at www.arcmc.org.