Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion found

By on June 28, 2013

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Corn Boil Medallion has been found.

Sugar Grove resident Shirlee Guddendorf found the medallion last week in the prairie patch located behind the Sugar Grove Park District and Volunteer Park pavilion.

Several clues regarding the medallion’s whereabout were printed in the Elburn Herald. According to Guddendorf, the second clue, which featured the word “lace,” helped her identify the location of the medallion.

“I thought that, since it’s hidden outside, they weren’t really talking about lace. And then I figured that they were talking about Queen Anne’s lace (a wildflower/weed),” she said. “The ‘biodiversity’ part of the clue told me it was in a place with a lot of plantlife. The first clue told me that it was near the Corn Boil site.”

Guddendorf took a trip over to the site with her husband, John, and found the medallion sitting on a sign post.

“I was a little surprised. If it hadn’t been on that post, I hadn’t really thought beyond that,” Shirlee said. “And I wasn’t going to go further into that patch.”

This was the sixth annual medallion hunt. As the person who located the medallion, Guddendorf will be recognized during the Sugar Grove Corn Boil 2013 opening ceremonies, scheduled to take place on Friday, July 26. She will also receive a cash prize of $50.