2020 Montgomery Kolacky Days Medallion Hunt

General Information

It's the Great Kolacky Pursuit - Montgomery's Kolacky Days Medallion Hunt!  The Finder wins a Kolacky Days Prize Pack that includes $100 Monty Bucks!!!

The FIRST Clue will be read on KCHK Radio on Monday, July 20, 2020 at around 8:45 am during the Kolacky Days interview (NOTE: Due to the smaller group of candidates this year, the first clue will be posted on-line and we will start with Clue 2 being on KCHK Radio).  The clue will then be posted on our social media outlets and our website at www.kolackydays.com.   Each additional clue will be read aloud around 8:45 am on KCHK Radio during the week and posted by 9:30 am each day, beginning Tuesday, July 21, 2020 on our social media outlets and our website at www.kolackydays.com.  Friday morning is the last clue if required. 

Official Rules & Guidelines

  1. Remember to practice appropriate physical distancing while you hunt!

  2. The medallion is hidden on public property in an easily accessible place within the city limits of Montgomery.  It is NOT located at the Veteran’s Memorial Park.  Stay off of private property or school grounds. 

  3. It is not necessary to damage or destroy any property to find the medallion.  Any damage to land and property is strictly prohibited and grounds for disqualification.   

  4. Clues will be posted online, announced on the air and found in print no later than 9:30 a.m. each day.  Clues will be posted on our social media outlets and over KCHK Radio each day. 

  5. If more than one person finds the medallion, the reward will be split among all the finders.

  6. There is no age restrictions and the medallion hunt is open to everyone except Montgomery Area Community Club board members and KCHK employees and all of their immediate families.

  7. Knowingly, and at your own risk, you hereby apply to enter an athletic contest that is intended to hunt for and retrieve the medallion if you look and so hereby waive and release all claim to damages that you may incur as a direct or indirect result of your participation in this event against the City of Montgomery, Montgomery Area Community Club Inc., KCHK Radio, or any employee, official, or elected officer of these organizations for said injuries.

  8. There is no cost for this event. 

  9. Have fun!  Make this is a memorable experience for yourself and the community.  Conduct yourself in a manner that would make your babička (grandmother) proud.  Good Luck!

  10. If for some reason the medallion is found by mistake, or prior to the first clue being read, the medallion must be returned to the Montgomery Area Community Club and we will announce a change in the contest. 

  11. In case you find the medallion, call or text to (612-203-7824) – Please call during respectful hours between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

  12. If you win, you must agree to be publicly named along with the possibility of an on-air radio interview, your photo and name(s) on various local websites and a picture and write up for the paper. 

  13. In the event the medallion is not found, the hunt will conclude on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 8:00 am. The prize will roll over to next year.

  14. When the medallion is found and the Montgomery Area Community Club has been notified, notice will be posted on Facebook,

Hunt information
First Clue:Monday, July 20, 2020
Found on:Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Laura Hennen
Grace Hennen
Maximum Prize:$100 in Monty bucks
Awarded Prize:$100 in Monty bucks
General Location:Behind Mackenthuns
Exact Location:In the city owned lot
Published on Monday, July 20, 2020
Even though we aren’t getting together like normal, hopefully we can make it as meaningful and memorable as the very first Kolacky Day in 1929 so when we look back 20 years from now, we can remember what we did to mark this year to keep the tradition going. Maybe you will just go out on the medallion hunt, go for a bike ride in the spirit of the Tour de Bun or will take your chance at putting the Kolacky Days Button Collection Jigsaw Puzzle together the fastest? Maybe the kids will dress up Bessie, the pet cow, for the Pet Parade or you will enter the Coloring Contest? Or even better yet, you even will attempt to make a batch of kolacky on your own! As you and Dale Ruhland, our Kolacky Days Historian, prepare for the hunt, please remember to practice appropriate physical distancing.
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Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2020
It was day 2 of the hunt and Kolacky Days Historian Dale Ruhland, stopped into Todd’s Auto Parts on State Highway 13 in Montgomery - one of this year’s Kolacky Days Titanium Sponsors. He told Todd about how he just lives for the medallion hunt. They started talking about the Grand Marshals for this year’s virtual Kolacky Days, Buck & Gladys Zahratka. They recalled Buck’s service in World War II and wondered if the medallion would be near one of the US flags found on public property within Montgomery. Todd recalled it was by a flag last year and after much discussion the consensus was to look in public places without flagpoles.
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Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020
It was Wednesday around noon and Dale was hungry from all his hunting. He knows that on Wednesdays, the Knight of Columbus Hot Dog Stand at Most Holy Redeemer Church also has Shelterbelt Brats for sale in addition to their usual hot dogs. As he was eating, Ernie Kotek who was manning the stand and him started talking and Ernie said he should look north from here to find the medallion. He said you might just get lucky!
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It was Thursday morning and Dale kept coming back to what Ernie said about “luck”. Besides the Czechs, Montgomery also had a large number of settlers from Ireland. He started to think of things the Irish find lucky and remembered a place that once existed where kids and kids at heart would come for ice cream and thought that he would look just north of there. He knew he was onto something as the original Bun Run route went right past here.
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Dale was tired as he walked the wide open space all day Thursday and came up empty handed. He wondered if he should call up North Star Tree Service and Land to clear the remaining portions of the vacant lot, but thought he would walk the perimeter where the trees are one last time before he went to that extreme. He noticed something red from afar that reminded him of Buck’s famous Kolacky Days hat that he wore when he volunteered for the Bun Run. He sure was glad he did!
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