Gillett goes on a Holiday Wreath Hunt

The display case at the Gillett Public Library is full of prizes from area businesses to be won in the 12th annual Holiday Wreath Hunt. (Contributed photo)

This is the 12th year that a Holiday Wreath Hunt has taken place in Gillett, and this annual event is coordinated by the Gillett Public Library. It’s designed for families to have fun together during the holidays as they travel through town in search of answers to questions.

Here’s one of the questions you’ll be asked to answer: “The unique wreath at the Gillett Historical Museum is made from an old railroad sign. Gillett was a main hub years ago; several trains came through town every day, including the Polar Express! Their wreath announces the population of Gillett back in 1905 … How many lived here then?”

There are 29 Gillett businesses participating in the hunt this year, and many have donated prizes, which are on display at the library. Hard copies of the wreath hunt are available at the library, and it can also be downloaded from the library’s website. The completed hunts need to be turned into the Gillett library by Tuesday, Jan. 2.