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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Jingle Bell Rock Contest

The Jingle Bell Rock....One of the longest, and craziest, traditions in Pueblo, Colorado.

Where else will you grab your family, friends, teams and literally trip over yourself to FIND A ROCK!  And they say Black Friday is Crazy.

I have to admit, as crazy at it is, it is so much fun!

This tradition is sponsored by KPHT 95.5 Pueblo's Greatest Hits radio station.  They hide a ROCK and broadcast clues to where it is.

You will see people combing fields, searching trashcans (although I have never understood this one), running into place is off limits.  Even with KPHT knowing that hiding the ROCK in a busy area and making the decision to NOT do that...people will still hold up traffic in search of the ROCK.

So why do people do this?  Maybe it is the $10,000+ in cash and prizes for the winner(s).  Although the prize would be nice I do not believe that is why many do this.  From the beginning of the contest until the ROCK has been found you cannot go anywhere; out to eat, movies, work, shopping, without hearing people talk about it.  I know why I do it.....I know I will never win but it is fun to be part of the tradition...and maybe I might just win.  

Christmas is about coming together and I guess this is one way for the community to come together...of course it is still a contest.  It is nice to see the community working together (okay as together as a $10,000+ prize contest will allow).  People share their thoughts on the clues...or steer someone in the wrong direction but for a short time we are all one.  There isn't executives, blue collar, medical, secretarial, black, white, brown, as we are all the same when we go trudging out in 10 degree weather looking for a ROCK!!

Who will win this year?  

Jimmy's Tavern is starting their own tradition:  This will be the first year of the Jingle Bell Sock!  There will be $150.00 prize for the 1st place winner with smaller prizes for 2nd and 3rd.  This contest will begin on November 25th and run until Christmas.  If you would like to participate in this contest you must stayed tuned to this blog as all details and clues will be provided here.  

Good Luck!!

Here is a hint:  You will get one step closer to winning if you Like Jimmy's Tavern Facebook page!!

Like Jimmy's Tavern on Facebook.

Jimmy's Tavern (click for map) 324 S McCulloch Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81007       


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