Windsor sees new kind of treasure hunt
Published 4:14 pm Thursday, September 15, 2022
The Public Relations and Communications Committee of The Woman’s Club of Windsor plans to engage with visitors and residents of Windsor in a new, fun way.
The club has placed a Geocache titled “WCW #1 Woman’s Club Mural” near the revitalized ghost sign at the corner of South Court Street and E N and W Street.
The mural is on a one-story brick storefront that dates to the early 1900s. The remnants of advertising panels for Ballard’s Flour, R.A. Rhodes General Merchandise and Ballard’s Insurance and Feeds were revitalized to celebrate the rich history of the town, and a new panel showcasing the town’s newest frog mascot and the businesses that supported the mural was added.
Geocaching is the world’s largest treasure hunt, according to geocaching.com, which reports, “Participants use the Geocaching app and/or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches.”
The geocache “finds” are also logged on geocaching.com. Here are few of the comments:
- “Drove down from Richmond to visit family and of course find a few geocaches. Thanks for placing this cache for us to find. Log was signed and cache was returned as found. Quick find on this one.”
- “I’ve passed this mural many times. Nice to know a little more history about it though. TFTC!” (TFTC is geocaching shorthand for Thanks for the Cache).
- “Nice p&g. My girls loved the stickers and frogs. Left a smile behind. Tftc” (p&g is Park and Grab).
The committee plans to place additional caches around Windsor highlighting the history of the town and some of its interesting features.
Those interested in geocaching can download the official Geocaching app or visit www.geocaching.com to sign up for a free account.