Residents and visitors to Newport have the opportunity to win a commemorative glass float given away by Newport merchants this winter. No stormy beachcombing or wave dodging are required to find one of these luminous artisan collectibles, hand-blown by Oregon Coast Glassworks and The Edge Art Gallery in Newport.
The rules for the treasure hunt are simple. From now through Dec. 31, visit one of the businesses listed at www.newportchamber.org/treasures-of-the-sea or on a map available from the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, 555 SW Coast Highway (541-265-8801). Fill out an entry form and return it to the float display at the business. Enter at any or all of the merchants. Winners will be selected after Dec. 31, when each business will select winning names from its entry pool.
Twenty-six local businesses will be participating in the Glass Float Hunt, ranging from restaurants and lodging, to retail shops of all kinds.
The Glass Float Hunt is designed to introduce Northwest travelers to the distinctive value season in Newport. This is a time of year when slower traffic, great sales at various kinds of businesses and fantastic lodging deals come together to create a unique time of year — especially for those looking to do some holiday shopping in a more relaxed environment. All of that is also accompanied by the always-spectacular storm watch season.
The Newport Chamber is encouraging all float hunters to observe COVID-19 travel and safety regulations.