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Great Sulphur Springs Hunt slated March 22 to help with Joyce Nix's medical expenses

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Ever seen the Amazing Race and thought it’d be fun to test those sleuthing skills? In March, people in the area will have a chance to test their skills against other teams in The Great Sulphur Springs Hunt while raising funds to help  life-long Sulphur Springs resident Joyce Nix with medical expenses.

Nix was diagnosed in December with stage four terminal liver cancer. Nix is taking oral chemotherapy treatments at home. Family members are hosting the even to help with medical expenses.

The event will officially kick off at 8 a.m. March 22 from the downtown square, rain or shine. Packet pick-up and race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. Cost is $25 per person if registered n  no later than March 7, and will increase to $30 per person after March 7. Each team member will receive a race t-shirt. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

While teams are not required to have a catchy name or “dress up” a $50 cash prize will be given for the best team costume.

Teams should consist of least two to four people, with one member designated as the team captain.  At least one member of the team must be 18 or older. Teams will need one phone with a camera and video capabilities or a digital camera with video to submit for scoring, cash for scavenger hunt items (a minimum of $10), a backpack, pen or highlighter, water/Gatorade and something to snack on during the race.

The race is not an officially timed event, but does have a maximum limit of three hours. The race will be 3-5 miles and is designed to challenge people to use their sleuthing skills to crack codes, solve challenge puzzles and complete physical tasks while racing against other teams to be the first to finish all challenges. Challenges will range from moderately easy to very difficult; dress for walking around town and carpool to the event when possible as parking downtown is limited. Finishing time and completion of challenges determines place in the race. Plan to display good sportsmanship. Teams must stick together; no splitting up.

After the announcement of winners, a barbecue sandwich lunch complete with chips, a cookie and drink will be available for $7.

Go online to http://thegreatsulphurspringshunt.weebly.com to register or for more information about the race, including volunteering to staff or sponsor the event.

Joyce has had her own business for the last 10 years. She is the daughter of Durwood and Clara Smith, also lifetime members of the community. Her brother and sister-in-law are Butch and Kari Smith. 

She is married to Ronnie Nix, and is the mother of twin daughters, Jennifer Smith Hawkins, who is married to Bryan Hawkins, and Jeana Smith Penny, who is married to Chris Penny. She also has five grandchildren, Hanna, Bryce, Gracie, Trinity and Emmy.

 

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