Denver, Colorado 2021-09-18 15:03:31 –
Andrew Mars has a ticket to the candy factory.
A Colorado man has won a year-long national treasure hunt by solving the mysteries and clues that lead to Indiana parks. The highest award is ownership of the Florida candy factory.
Mars, a 39-year-old husband and two fathers, discovered a small hidden necklace with a golden ticket at Highland Park in Kokomo, Indiana, on August 29. According to Kokomo Tribune.. Candyman’s Treasure Hunt’s winning work was under the covered bridge in Vermont in the park for three months.
The national scavenger hunt, which attracted 35,000 contestants, was coordinated by David “Candyman” Klein, owner of the Jelly Belly brand Candy and Candyman Kitchen.
Based on clues about “Treasure Die Hard,” Mars connected the hiding place to Indiana Jones, he told Tribune. Scanning the state map, he found Kokomo and another clue to the Beach Boys song “Kokomo.” “It was a very fun name (Kokomo), and I knew David (Klein) was a fun and friendly person,” Mars said.
Mars followed more clues Until he finds the prize and takes ownership of the 4,000-square-foot candy factory.
However, Mars is not interested in moving his wife and family to Florida to run a candy factory. Instead, he works with Klein to adjust the prize to cash value.
“Whatever it is, we will be happy with it,” Mars told Tribune. “It’s the money we didn’t have. But excitement and adventure were real rewards. Money is the top gravy.”
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