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As a kid you hunted for hidden objects in order to complete a puzzle, or tried to be the first team to find all the items on your list for a school game or party. You loved the challenge and competition. Now as an adult you may find yourself participating in a scavenger hunt as you navigate your way through the grocery store trying to find everything on your list and trying to beat the rush to the checkout.
No matter what the task at hand may be, humans seem to be drawn towards a challenge. We love to feel that rush of accomplishment after defeating the task at hand or being recognized for our hard work and completion of a challenging project. In a way, life seems to be one big scavenger hunt.
If you're up for a good challenge in Amish Country, make your way to Berlin this month for the Berlin Barnstorming event. This old time scavenger hunt is fun for all ages as you hunt for little wooden barn cutouts while you shop. Once you find the barn be sure to fill out a form to be entered into a drawing. See pages 2 and 14 for details.
Also in this issue, Alpine Hills Museum will be opening its doors this month. If you're visiting the little village of Sugarcreek and you love brushing up on your history, stop in and check out three floors of Sugarcreek's Swiss Heritage. You might be surprised at what you learn about the history of Swiss Cheese and early Amish Settlers from Switzerland. Even if you are not a history buff, you may find yourself picking up a few tidbits on the culture of the Village.
As the weather begins to warm and grass begins to green once again, you find yourself drawn to the outdoors. You may realize that lawn furniture you have been using for years is just too outdated and maybe not as durable as you thought. Swiss Country Lawn and Crafts may have just what you need to dress up your outdoor space this year. Lux Craft chairs and tables as well as Play Mor swing sets are available in a variety of colors and made to last. Also check out their full line of indoor dcor and crafts.
Not only are the flowers and landscape starting to wake, but tourist season is beginning to start up again in Amish Country. Take some time to visit your favorite stores and don't forget to participate in the local festivities.