Scavenge The Ave!
Scavenge The Ave is our annual summer fundraising opportunity since 2009. It is a cultural trail scavenger hunt sponsored by MHS. Taking place along the eclectic Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis, the six-block scavenger hunt is intended to raise awareness about adult literacy while giving people something unique and fun to do in the Mass Ave neighborhood on a summer evening. Participants are invited to register groups of one to four “hunters”. You can take on the cultural district on your own, or get a brain trust together to decipher clues and win cool prizes. The 2016 Scavenge the Ave took place on July 20th.
In 2016, we started and ended the scavenger hunt at Indy Reads Books, located at the far end of beautiful Mass Ave. It was a hot and humid day, with temperatures reaching 98° F, which only made the hunters more determined. Mass Ave introduced us to some new businesses like The Tap and The Eagle, while we visited some old favorites like The Athenaeum and The Best Chocolate in Town. We raised over $6,000, had 42 volunteers, 25 businesses participants, and 150 participants!
Thanks for participating, it was a great success!