The Army Substance Abuse Program’s Hunt for the Holiday Shoe has officially come to an end.
The horseshoe was discovered by Staff Sgt. Paul Wright, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, under a Christmas tree at the ACS building.
The scavenger hunt was designed to guide Soldiers to different agencies throughout post to help them become aware of the available resources, said Chris Bowman, prevention coordinator, ASAP.
The event also was a way to create awareness about December being National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.
The hunt began with the first clue posted on the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Facebook page. New clues were posted weekly.
The clues led to different locations, including the Custer Hill Bowling Center, Leisure Travel Center and Army Community Service.
“The event was well received by the Soldiers and the Family members from Fort Riley,” Bowman said.
“We had many Family members involved in the hunt who said they enjoyed going place to place looking for the next clue.”
Wright said he was skeptical at first about participating, but was pleased when he found the mystery shoe.
“I was pretty excited about winning,” Wright said. “It gave me the option to point my Soldiers in the right direction – I’ll be sharing some of the items with them – the services.”
Wright received a gift basket with gift cards from DFMWR for winning the scavenger hunt.
“The participation level was excellent,” Bowman said. “Many people stopped by prior to the last clue saying they were excited to win the hunt.”
By Calun Reece
1st Inf. Div. Post
Christine Hurt | ASAP
Staff Sgt. Paul Wright, STB, 1st ABCT, poses for a picture after discovering a horseshoe under the Christmas tree at ACS. ASAP created the scavenger hunt during December to create awareness about National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.