Fall Take a Hike Features a New Poster Puzzler Challenge

By Chris Worthington and Samuel Lopez, Staff Writers; Photos by Richard Frederickson, Staff Photographer
Puzzler winner Wayne Duncan, Jr., pictured with prizes

Wayne Duncan, Jr., is pictured near one of the Puzzler clues (the Mammoth Inc. HVAC unit) along with the prizes, courtesy of OHS.

The recent Take a Hike event, sponsored by Occupational Health Services, featured a new twist: A Poster Puzzler challenge courtesy of Scientific Publications, Graphics and Media.

Participants were asked to identify words on six objects along the Hike path based on photographs that showed the objects with the words blurred out. Everyone who correctly identified all six was entered into a drawing for several prizes sponsored by OHS, including a smart water bottle, a portable electric grill, and exercise stretch bands.

The correct words were “Circuit,” from a sign on Boyles Street; “Bus,” from a sign on Beasley Drive; “Mammoth,” from an HVAC unit on Thompson Drive; “FenceCo,” from a fence sign on Boyles Street; “Issue,” from a sign on Building 1050; and “BAC,” from a cooling tower on Sultan Street.

Nearly three dozen people completed the challenge. The six winners are Gaby Dasema; Wayne Duncan, Jr.; Stephanie Halling; Jen Lipski; Kendall Stevens; and Gwyn White.

The fall Take a Hike event coincided with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and encouraged participants to wear pink in order to raise awareness about breast cancer. Everyone who signed up received information about breast cancer and breast cancer prevention.

The approximately 60 individuals who participated in the hike also received free items and information from the Frederick County Health Department, Frederick Foot & Ankle, the Recreation and Welfare Club, and Anegada Delights Caribbean Cuisine, who co-sponsored the event along with OHS.