Community Fund of Darien hosts citywide scavenger hunt


DARIEN, CT – The Community Fund of Darien this week announced the second annual Mission: Possible! Internet-based, city-wide scavenger hunt takes place in April.

According to a press release, the event will take place from April 1 to 3, starting at 3 p.m. on Friday and ending at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The event was created last year to bring the community together during a time of social distancing to have fun and raise money to support TCF’s nonprofit affiliate programs, which the organization says youth, adults and families in Darien, Strengthen Norwalk and Stamford.

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to form a team of 4-6 people,” the press release reads. “Once you have registered on The Community Fund of Darien’s website and downloaded the Mission: Possible! app, you will be given a set of ‘missions’ that you must complete. Each mission is assigned a point value.”

The top three teams with the most points will receive gift cards from the location of their choice: 1st place: $1,000, 2nd place: $500 and 3rd place: $250.

Example missions include:

  • Name the oldest church in Darien; Bonus points for submitting a photo of your team leaving four cans of soup in the church’s collection box for a pantry owned by a nonprofit partner of The Community Fund of Darien.
  • Take a selfie of your team outside of a participating Darien local business sponsor.
  • Submit a video of your family playing The Floor Is Lava.

Registration begins on Friday March 11th. According to Community Fund, this is a game for everyone, whether you’re looking for some laughs or pushing for the grand prize.

“Mission: Possibly! is a great way to learn more about Darien, local businesses and the work of the Community Fund of Darien and our community partners,” said Janet King, executive director of the Community Fund, in a press release. “Our community can come together over a weekend to have fun, explore, and compete in friendly competition. Last year’s event was a huge success and many teams couldn’t wait to get in on the action again this year. Mission Control has added new and very clever missions from local youth, nonprofits and businesses.”

Teams are encouraged to share their mission photos on TCF’s Facebook and Instagram pages using the hashtag “#TCFMissionPossible.”

Participants can register at at $50 per team. Registration fees directly support TCF’s local non-profit partners. An email confirmation includes TCF’s “Mission: Possible!” game code; Download the free Goose Chase app on your iPhone or Android and enter the game code in the app to get started.

To complete a mission, select it from the list and follow the prompts to get the assigned points. Missions may involve submitting a photo or video, checking into a specific location, or solving a puzzle or riddle, depending on the community fund.

The organization cites the following sponsors as Mission: Possible! supporters: Noroton Presbyterian Church, Darien Sport Shop, Hutchison Tree Care, J. McLaughlin, Hollow Tree Self Storage, Amanda Craig of Manhattan MFT, Sonia Byrnes of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Office Suite by Darien, Atria Senior Living, Precisely Pilates, HAYVN, Dance on the DL, Darien Running Company, Darien Toy Box, Uncle’s Deli, Helen Ainson Shoppe, Salt Cave of Darien, Sugar Bowl, Vavala’s Deli, Everything is Rosey, Crescendo Music, Aux Delices, Barrett Bookstore and Hands on Pottery.

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