Sutherlin will be hosting several geocaching events on May 10 - May 12. Geocaching is a worldwide scavenger hunt where participants locate hidden objects using either a handheld GPS or a smartphone with an app. Geocachers from throughout the state will be traveling to Sutherlin to participate.
The weekend activities will kickoff Friday at 4 p.m. with the Geo Poker Run event at Dakota Street Pizza. Participants will go out in the community and locate five geocaches and collect a poker card at each station. After collecting a full hand, they will return to Dakota Street Pizza to compare poker cards and find out who has the winning hand. Afterwards there is a drawing where participants can win prizes. Participants who bring additional prize items to the drawing will receive an additional ticket for each item they bring up to three items.
There will be several caches publishing before the coin event kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning at Motel 6 including a Night Cache where participants will use flashlights to navigate a multiple stage geocache that ends with an actual prize container. Several early bird caches will be published on geocaching.com for early risers to locate while waiting for the coin event to start.
On Saturday afternoon following the coin event there will be a meet and greet activity at Dakota Street Pizza from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Activities will include a raffle ticket drawing including geocaching prizes and gift cards from Sutherlin area businesses.
On Mother’s Day, Sunday morning, geocachers will show appreciation to the Sutherlin community by holding a CITO event. CITO stands for cache in trash out. Geocachers will be picking up trash around Ford’s Pond west of the City of Sutherlin from 9 a.m. - Noon. Anybody can come join in the clean up and cleaning supplies will be provided.
Hotel discounts are available at both Motel 6 and Best Western Plus by using the following codes:
Motel 6 = GEO19
Best Western Plus = POLO