Brickner finds Ellsworth medallion
Jake Brickner found the Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival Medallion Friday afternoon, minutes after the fourth clue was released.
The 25-year-old Ellsworth native found it under one of the heavier benches by the north baseball field in Summit Park. Brickner said Friday's search lasted about 15 minutes after wording such as 'up a hill', 'sum it', 'follow the path', 'move your seat' and 'lift' (Brickner had to lift the bench to find it) were used in the fourth clue. He looked twice for it previously.
Brickner said other clues which led him to baseball and Summit were 'hit' and 'base' in the first clue, 'played the game', and 'sit back, relax, and rest your feet' in the third clue.
This is the second time Brickner found the Festival Medallion. Ten years ago, he found it by the Post Office. For finding the medallion, Brickner received $200.
The following were a complete list of clues:
Celebrate culture while having some fun
Learn more of your neighbors and from where they did come
Diversity makes us the nation we are
Follow these clues and you'll be on par
Clue Number 1
A long snowy winter and a blink of a spring
We've earned our fair weather and the joy it will bring
Like the burst of a pinanta, it could be your hit
Twelve years and counting, keep looking, don't quit
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco and seis
Publico land must be your base
Say "hola" to friends as you look for the peso
The goal is to be "Livin' La Vida Queso"
At the shiny new plant on the village’s east side
Before trees leave and the road gets too wide
Say, “Taco curds, please!” to the girl in the bonnet
Before struggling too much with this odd little sonnet
Are you wearing your button with a curd in a hat?
And a mustache to boot, can you imagine that?
The theme resembles “South of the Border”
Time spent there is not in order
Hot-dipped curds will earn cheers, no doubt
Enter the contest, but please don’t pout
Because it matters not whether you win or lose
But that you played the game and read the clues
Parking here and parking there
Between the slots you must take care
Sit back, relax, and rest your feet
At ground level you’ll find the treat
Clue Number 4
Up a hill will get you near
Twenty-one or older, you might buy beer
Sum it up; just do the math
One step at a time; follow the path
Get up, get going, and move your seat
A team of two likely won’t get beat
Use some muscle, a lift makes sense
Once it’s found you’ll be less tense