The new Shadow Rock Church in La Quinta got a head start on celebrating their grand opening by hosting a driving-based scavenger hunt across the city Friday night.
Organizers were calling it "the drive-through adventure." Participants solved clues to score points and then took photos or videos and submitted them through an app.
“There's a lot of sadness, loss and pain going on right now and in our community, there's a lot of love...so we wanted to do a community outreach," Diane Barrett the early childhood director at the church told News Channel 3. "We wanted to invite people from the business communities, friends of friends and whoever referred the most friends got an extra 2000 bonus points to win that tv,” she added.
The grand prize at the scavenger hunt was a flat-screen smart television. There was also a special classic car showing in the church's parking lot.
"Basically, we wanted to do something to bless the city," Aidan Miller, a youth pastor at the church said. "We're doing a very safe but awesome scavenger hunt across all of La Quinta and we've been planning this for a while and we're very excited," he added.
The church is expected to open outdoors on September 27.