SG Medallion Committee anxious to award winner

By on July 5, 2012

by Susan O’Neill
SUGAR GROVE—The hunt for the Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion for 2012 is in its fifth week, and Corn Boil Committee President Steve Ekker said he believes someone may have already found the medallion.

“If someone has found it, we would urge them to come forward to claim their prize,” Ekker said. “Until then, we will still consider the medallion not to be found and will continue to place clues.”

The Corn Boil website will post four additional clues before the Corn Boil.

“Last year, we might have made it too hard,” Corn Boil organizer Pat Graceffa said. “No one found it until the day of the Corn Boil. This year, we put it in an easier place and made the clues easier.”

Former Sugar Grove Public Library Director Beverly Holmes Hughes took over the job of cluemaster after Bob Carroll passed away two years ago. Carroll initiated the Medallion Hunt five years ago, and did not even let cancer prevent him from coming up with the clues for the contest. His picture adorns the medallion.

Hughes said Carroll’s were big shoes to fill. She said he had a puzzle-master mind and thought about things in a scientific and precise way.

“We did the best we could. We tried to get just the right level of intrigue,” she said.

The person who finds the medallion and identifies him or herself will be recognized during the opening ceremony scheduled for Friday night, July 27, and will go home from the Corn Boil $50 richer.

“We want to keep the spirit of Bob Carroll alive,” Graceffa said.