1st Security Bank hosts community scavenger hunt

Snohomish County-based 1st Security Bank of Washington has announced that throughout the month of September its local branches will be hiding over 500 bright green water bottles containing a ticket that will enter the finder into a chance to win one of four kayaks.

Players can look for clues of the bottle locations on the bank’s official Instagram and Facebook pages. Bottles will be hidden in a variety of locations, both indoors and out, within proximity of each branch office.

The contest was created to highlight the bank’s Washington roots and to celebrate its extension into the Southwest region of the Evergreen State with its recent acquisition of Anchor Bank, another longtime Washington bank.

1st Security Bank will also partner with The North Olympic Salmon Coalition throughout the contest and will make a donation to the nonprofit on behalf of the community who finds and returns the most tickets.

“As a Washington-owned bank, we are passionate about the environment and especially the vital waterways of our state,” says CEO Joe Adams. “Gather the Green is our way of rallying the community not only to have fun but to celebrate the beauty of our home state, in which water plays such a vital role.”

The first water bottles were deployed Sept. 3 in the Ocean Beaches region of the state, with new clues being posted daily.

1st Security Bank has two locations in Kitsap County, one on Market Place in Poulsbo another on Silverdale Way in Silverdale.

Each week of September, a new region will drop the bottles and provide clues. The public is invited to share photos on the bank’s social media pages when they find the bottles. More details and a schedule can be found on the company’s website: fsbwa.com/GatherTheGreen.