Bartell Drugs launches "Magical History Tour" contest

Monday, June 14, 2010

With school days winding down and summer fun around the corner, Bartell Drugs has launched the "Magical History Tour," a contest focusing on fun facts about Puget Sound history with weekly clues released through August 23.

Celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, family-owned Bartells developed the contest in collaboration with HistoryLink.org and the Seattle Times "Newspapers In Education" program. 

Each Monday through August 23 a new clue will be released - located at HistoryLink and the Monday edition of the Seattle Times. Contestants can locate "Bart"--Bartell's historic delivery truck character-providing clues to historical sites in the Puget Sound region where the answers may be found.

Contestants submitting weekly answers will be entered into weekly prize drawings. Prizes include many local excursions such as a group tour and treats at Theo's Chocolates, a family pass to Woodland Park Zoo, Bartell Drugs Gift Cards and much more. The "end-of-summer" grand prize drawing will be for a family vacation at Great Wolf Lodge. Answers can be dropped off at the photo counter of any
Bartell Drugs location in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, or mailed to the company's offices in Seattle.

"This fun activity is both an opportunity to learn something about our area and a way of getting the family out and about this summer in an enjoyable way," said George D. Bartell, Chairman and CEO of the Seattle-based company.

For more information, clues and contest participation, visit Bartell Drugs, HistoryLink or visit any of Bartell's 57 locations. The Shoreline store is at N 185th and Aurora in Gateway Plaza.

--Barry Bartlett, Bartell Drugs

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