He built the fort,
then demanded possession
but Lieutenant Slemmer
his entry forbade.
On the way to the Rodman
see some remains of his home
where your key names a father
to whom a wife prayed.
The WEAR and West Florida Medical Group DeLuna Treasure Hunt, part of the 62nd Fiesta of Five Flags celebration, will take place April 18 to May 6.
Annually, the Fiesta of Five Flags Association uncovers a series of historical references to the whereabouts of Don Tristan DeLuna’s lost treasure and offers clues to the public to find these very valuable items. This historically based treasure hunt is one of the most popular Fiesta events for individuals, school groups and families.
All details are on the maps which are free and available at all West Florida Medical Group primary care locations and in the main lobby of West Florida Hospital. To play, you must have an official WEAR and West Florida Medical Group DeLuna Treasure Hunt map and follow all instructions.
The first clue will be revealed on WEAR ABC 3 on Monday, April 18 during the 5 p.m. news broadcast. After the first clue is announced, new treasure clues will be announced Monday, Wednesday and Friday on WEAR ABC 3 during the 5 p.m. news broadcast and repeated on local radio stations. You may also find clues on www.weartv.com, www.pnj.com, and www.fiestaoffiveflags.org.
This year’s total prize package is worth more than $3,950. The grand prize valued at $2,700 includes $1,500 cash and a Jewelers Trade Shop 14K gold necklace with a Spanish Reale valued at $1,200. Second prize is $500 cash. Third prize is $250 cash. There will also be five prizes of $100 cash each.
In addition to the competitive historically based treasure hunt, there will be a Fiesta Fun Hunt based on a second set of clues on the map. It is designed with families, children and novice Pensacola historians in mind. The prize for the winner of the Fun Hunt is $300 cash.
Sponsors of the WEAR and West Florida Medical Group DeLuna Treasure Hunt are: WEAR ABC 3, WFGX My 35, West Florida Medical Group and Jewelers Trade Shop.
For more information about the DeLuna Treasure Hunt visit www.fiestaoffiveflags.org.