Gold Panning Challenge
The Gold Panning Challenge will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. behind Bekeart’s Gunshop at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP each Saturday from May 8 through July 3. The individual with the best time in each category from the entire 9 week challenge will be awarded a gold nugget on July 3. Prizes will also be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category.
Gold Panning Challenge participants will be timed as they pan through a bucket of sand to find the gold flakes within. Contestants not only vie against panners from that day, but also against panners from previous weeks. An overall leader board will be kept for the entire span of the challenge. Leaders will be notified via email if they lose a top spot during the competition. Participants may pan as many times as they like, at $3 per bucket, to improve their time.
Open to all levels of experience – beginner to expert – the challenge is a fundraiser for the Gold Discovery Park Association (GDPA), the cooperating association for the park. All proceeds will remain in the park to aid in educational programs.