Hingham Jewelers “12 Days of Christmas” scavenger hunt ended on Sunday with a fundraising event for the Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry.
On each of the past twelve days, a gift of jewelry was hidden at various sites in nine South Shore communities: Abington, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Norwell, Pembroke, Quincy, Scituate, and Weymouth. Clues pointing to the bag’s location were posted on Facebook and Twitter. The first person to find the bag won the jewelry.
By the end of the contest, Hingham Jewelers gave away $3,645 in gifts. On the last day of the contest Hingham Jewelers owner Stacey Page got creative by informing online followers that the first 64 people (representing the store’s years in business) who brought a food item for the Hingham Interfaith Food Pantry to the Whiting Street jewelry shop would be entered into a raffle for the prize.
Residents from all over the South Shore responded by donating a total of two huge boxes of food, which was later dropped off at the Food Pantry Sunday afternoon, just days before 200 families were scheduled to receive donated food.
“After 11 days of fun, it was terrific to have everyone come together and help out the Food Pantry,” Page said of the final day’s festivities.