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Santa Medallion Hunt Returns to Leoti!

Santa has come and gone and wanted everyone to know that he enjoyed his time in Leoti. He loves his yearly stop in Leoti and enjoys seeing the smiling faces and bright lights as Wichita County rolls out the welcome mat for him at the CARE Center. After visiting with all of the children, Santa went through town and hid three of his medallions. Santa decided to go high tech this year and make the hunt a little different. Instead of poems or a riddle, Santa is using pictures. With his new smart phone, Santa has been snapping pictures all over Leoti. However, he hasn’t quite figured out how to take a clear picture. Figure out where the pictures were taken and you will find the medallion.

Each Wednesday, five pictures will be published giving clues to where the medallion has been hidden for that week. The 5 pictures will be posted in local businesses as well as the Leoti Standard and on Facebook at the Get Leoti page here. Once you find the medallion, redeem it at the Wichita County Economic Development office for Leoti Business Bucks! Since Santa hid three medallions, there will be three separate weeks of hunting, beginning on Wednesday, December 7.

A few rules to keep in mind as you hunt for the medallion: The medallions are hidden on public property. They are also hidden so that you will not have to break or destroy anything to get to them. They are easily accessible but difficult to locate. Remember, each medallion is only the size of a half dollar. Please remember to respect public land and respect other medallion hunters. If you find the medallion and it is after 5pm, please contact Diana Kirk at (620)640-7047.

Santa would like to thank Security State Bank for sponsoring the collectable medallions. Santa would also like to thank local businesses for their continued support of his medallion hunt. If you have any questions, please contact Wichita County Economic Development at (620)375-2182 or wced@wbsnet.org.


Donate now to the WCHS Track Fund through Wichita County Community Foundation

The WCHS Track Fund reached $242,000 by December 31. Thanks to many great donors for making this possible! We are halfway to the goal. Don’t miss AIM for the Track 5K on April 18 and Flapjacks for the Track on June 6 to raise money to reach the finish line.

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