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Can you follow the clues to the golden pig on Ski to Sea race day? It’s worth $500

Whatcom bank held search for ‘pigs in parks’ in 2018

Peoples Bank launched its “Pigs in Parks” contest Monday, Aug. 7, 2018, hiding 250 softball-sized piggy banks in parks across Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Island, Douglas and Chelan counties. Find one and you could win a prize.
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Peoples Bank launched its “Pigs in Parks” contest Monday, Aug. 7, 2018, hiding 250 softball-sized piggy banks in parks across Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Island, Douglas and Chelan counties. Find one and you could win a prize.

These little piggies are heading to the end of Ski to Sea in Fairhaven and one of them will be golden for the lucky finder who has a clue.

Bellingham-based Peoples Bank is launching a community treasure hunt to celebrate the 93-mile team relay race, which goes from the Mt. Baker Ski Area to Marine Park in Fairhaven.

The treasure hunt is modeled after the bank’s Pigs in Parks campaign, Peoples said in an email to The Bellingham Herald announcing the treasure hunt.

Fifty blue commemorative piggy banks will be hidden throughout Fairhaven and down to Marine Park on race day, which is Sunday, May 26.

Each blue piggy bank contains a clue leading to the location of one golden pig and its $500 prize.

How to find the blue piggies?

Look for clues on Peoples Bank’s social media accounts, including Facebook and Instagram (@peoplesbankwa) as well as through the official Ski to Sea account on Facebook.

Clues also can be found in flyers in Peoples Bank branches and local businesses as well as in the bags of Ski to Sea participants and at the Peoples Bank finish line booth on race day, according to the bank, which has sponsored Ski to Sea for more than a decade.

Kie Relyea has been a reporter at The Bellingham Herald since 1997 and currently writes about social services and recreation in Whatcom County. She started her career in 1991 as a reporter and editor in Northern California.
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