Dayton Unknown Spotlight: Laurana Wong

Back in October, we hosted the Dayton Unknown Fall Scavenger Hunt at Wegerzyn Gardens. It was a beautiful fall day, and we had some great submissions from our participants. We awarded two prizes, one of which is a feature story here on the blog. Our winner of this prize is Laurana Wong – an incredibly fascinating character.
We came up with fifteen questions we thought would truly showcase Laurana’s personality and told her that she could pick and choose which questions to answer. In true Laurana form, she decided to answer all of them! We hope you enjoy learning about her as much as we did!

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Tomorrow’s the Big Day!

The countdown is over! It’s finally here!!

The Dayton Unknown Fall Scavenger Hunt is tomorrow!!

We will be meeting at Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark for our Photo Scavenger Hunt at 2pm! Look for the green balloons in the picnic area – Sara and Bethany will be waiting there to meet with everyone before the event.

This event is for the entire family! Dogs are welcome at Wegerzyn, as long as they are leashed.

Here are a few examples of winners from past Photo Scavenger Hunts we’ve hosted!

Alicia and Tracy’s winning prompts were “A Different Way of Looking at Things,” Shauna’s winning prompt was, “__ is for…” and she stated “You know what it’s for!” And Bea’s winning prompt was, “Bon Appetit!” for the edible plants!

Dayton Unknown Fall Scavenger Hunt

Dayton Unknown was recently featured in an article by the Dayton Daily News!

To celebrate, Dayton Unknown is hosting another photo scavenger hunt!

Wegerzyn Gardens, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton 45414
October 15 at 2 PM

To answer a few questions we get every time:

A photo scavenger hunt is essentially a scavenger hunt that involves taking photos instead of finding objects. Every group or contestant will receive a list of photo challenges. The challenges will be designed to allow for creativity and exploration of the area. To participate in these challenges, contestants will meet us at the picnic area, where the Dayton Unknown Banner will be displayed. We will go over the challenges and answer any questions that you may have. Creativity is enthusiastically encouraged for all photo challenges we list, and there is no “wrong” answer for your submissions. To be considered for a prize, we ask that submissions be emailed to by noon on October 17th. Please make sure to label the picture with the corresponding clue.