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The Downtown Racine Corporation’s 18th annual public art project will showcase benches with the theme, “Racine’s Past, Present & Future.” They will be unveiled during a free interactive scavenger hunt, called Bench Marks The Spot, this Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

During this scavenger hunt, participants will tour Downtown Racine in search of all 30 benches, answering questions that pertain to each individual bench. Many of the artists will be at their bench from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. interacting with participants. Prizes will be rewarded for answering a specific number of questions. If 20 questions are answered correctly, participants will receive a $5 Downtown Racine gift certificate. If all 30 questions are answered correctly, in addition to the gift certificate, participants will also be entered to win a Downtown Racine Prize Pack worth over $100.

As a thank you to the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin who built the benches for this year’s public art project, many downtown establishments will be donating 10% of their sales directly to the Veterans during Bench Marks The Spot. The Veterans Outreach will also be on site at Crosswalk Park, 317 Main Street, during the event. A complete list of participating locations will be available on the Bench Marks The Spot scavenger hunt cards and at racinedowntown.com.

The Bench Marks The Spot scavenger hunt cards and map will be available for pick-up at the Downtown Racine Corporation office, 425 Main Street, on Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. A downloadable version of the card and map will be available at racinedowntown.com on Saturday as well.

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