Controversy erupts over the 2011 DJJD Horseshoe Hunt

DJJD Horseshoe HuntWhile the 2011 Horseshoe Hunt clues have started appearing on the DJJD website, some members of the DJJD committee have begun to question the wisdom of this year’s location for Horseshoe.

On early Saturday morning, DJJD volunteers were seen lowering Horsehoe Hunt Chair Tim Freeland into the Cannon River adjacent to the Ames Mill, dressed in a diving suit.

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While Freeland’s final destination for the Horeshoe remains a secret, its approximate location quickly became controversial, once other DJJD Committee members learned of the activity.

"I know that we’ve had some problems in the past with the Horseshoe found too quickly," said Hayes ‘Gabby’ Scriver,  a 3rd-year DJJD Board Director. "But this looks to me like it’s a little over the top. If the Horseshoe is anywhere near the dam, we can expect that Malt-O-Meal will object.  They own the Ames Mill dam and they certainly don’t want anyone messing around there, underwater or not. What if the dam was accidentally damaged?"

DJJD General Chair Dwayne Reddy disagreed. "You can’t be spoon fed all your life.  In recent years, the Horseshoe has been so easy to find that you hardly even need to read the clues to find it.  If the frickin’ Mayor of Northfield can find the Horseshoe, what does that tell you?"  Other committee members agreed, though they wished to remain anonymous.

The Northfield Fire Department has agreed to rent out its diving suit to anyone interested in searching the river for the Horseshoe. "I know it’s a bit unusual but considering the City’s budget problems, we need all the revenue we can find right now," said Fire Chief Harry Frantek. "The bingo tent during DJJD ain’t the cash cow folks think it is."


  1. Tim Freeland said:

    The good news is, I removed the shoe from this location and placed it elsewhere after I realized it may violate some of the hunt rules. All this in the middle of the night.

    So, my super-duper secret bonus clue is this….Look anywhere within the city above water level.

    August 29, 2011
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Thanks for the update, Tim. But I bet Dwayne isn’t happy about it.

    August 29, 2011
  3. {slow clap} Well played Griff!

    August 30, 2011
  4. kiffi summa said:

    I don’t think this is funny or even responsible as “faux news”; there is no more dangerous place in the river than the ‘churn’ at the bottom of the dam.

    What if some kid or teenager doesn’t recognize this as the supposed joke it is?

    August 30, 2011
  5. Griff Wigley said:

    Kiffi, if that happened and the kid met their demise, they would likely be nominated for the Darwin Awards.

    August 30, 2011
  6. Kathie Galotti said:

    Nice, Griff. Nice.

    August 30, 2011
  7. Tim said:

    Next year that thing is going into orbit!!

    August 30, 2011
  8. Tim said:

    Thanks for pointing that out Hayes.

    August 30, 2011
  9. john george said:

    Griff- I hear that HH2 is a real hummer!

    September 7, 2011

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