"Hidden Cash" craze heads to Knoxville

"Hidden Cash" craze heads to Knoxville

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It was a cash-hunting frenzy Sunday in Knoxville as the Hidden Cash movement made its way to East Tennessee. It was a cash-hunting frenzy Sunday in Knoxville as the Hidden Cash movement made its way to East Tennessee.
"It's going to be some place the rain can't ruin the envelope so it's going to be underneath something is what I'm feeling like,” said Pyles. "It's going to be some place the rain can't ruin the envelope so it's going to be underneath something is what I'm feeling like,” said Pyles.
The first clue for the Hidden Cash hunt contained a picture of what appeared to be Church Street United Methodist Church. The first clue for the Hidden Cash hunt contained a picture of what appeared to be Church Street United Methodist Church.
Knoxville, TN - By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - It was a cash-hunting frenzy Sunday in Knoxville as the Hidden Cash movement made its way to East Tennessee. Some anonymous Good Samaritans hid cash somewhere in the city, and posted clues to its whereabouts on the @HiddenCashTN twitter account. It’s a movement that started in San Francisco, quickly moving to cities all across the country, and Knoxville was its latest target.

That made @HiddenCash TN easily the most popular twitter account in all of Knoxville Sunday. Its tweets held the answer to the location of the hidden money, which was stashed in an effort to spread a little joy for whoever found it. And Knoxvillians were more than ready for the challenge of taking part in the scavenger hunt. "I think it's pretty awesome. We're excited,” said Kevin Pyles of Knoxville. "I never thought it was going to come to Knoxville,” said Nikki Adkins of Clinton. Adkins and her family were just some of the hundreds of people out Sunday searching for the cash, following along tweet by tweet, clue by clue. “The volume is all the way up on my phone so when a tweet comes out I can hear it,” said Adkins.

Every single participant hoping to end up the lucky one with their hands on the cash at the end of the day. Each clue, like photos of Knoxville landmarks, sending people from location to location, culminating in World’s Fair Park. "Everywhere else, I didn't think it was going to be here,” said Adkins. "Anywhere it says to go, we're going to try to go. We're going to find it." "It's going to be some place the rain can't ruin the envelope so it's going to be underneath something is what I'm feeling like,” said Pyles.

With their eye always on the prize, or at least combing the area for it, everyone we talked to said just getting to participate in a city-wise event like @HiddenCashTN was half the fun. "It's a fun way to get everybody together and do something. Scavenger hunts just have everybody coming together and it's fun,” said Pyles. One lucky girl, Megan Boruff, 20, found $120 hidden on the edge of Worlds Fair Park just before 3 pm.
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