The Fulton Medical Center has started a scavenger hunt that gives away $100 a week for the next 12 weeks.
The medical center announced the new scavenger hunt idea Aug. 28 at its final free community lunch of the summer. A golden certificate is placed in various locations throughout the Fulton community each week, and clues are released on the Fulton Medical Center's Facebook page.
"We will be posting one clue per day on our Facebook page, and in order to win, you must like and follow our Facebook page," said Andrea Bedrosian, Fulton Medical Center's director of marketing.
Bedrosian said the idea was brought to fruition by herself and the medical center's CEO, Mike Reece, to help try and give the community something fun to do and grow connections between businesses. The golden certificate's hidden location each week will bring about a partnership between the medical center and the chosen location.
Upon finding the yellow ticket, there is a phone number listed to call, and Bedrosian and Reece will meet with the winner to verify and give them their $100. The first ticket was discovered Wednesday in the Callaway Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center after two clues were given via Facebook.
"All of the programs we've been doing with the community have been to get the community involved in the hospital and change the stigma of not wanting to come in. We also wanted to show people all of the changes we've made here," Bedrosian said.
She explained the locations will be chosen to spotlight different historical places throughout Fulton. This is the first time the Fulton Medical Center has done anything like this, she added.
"The whole goal of this is to keep people active with the hospital and our social media. We like to highlight the new doctors and new things we have going on here through social media," Bedrosian said.