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"A Novel Idea: A Bite of Crabapple Scavenger Hunt"

March 15th through April 11th
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Proceeds to benefit Milton First Responders Foundation

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New York Times bestselling author and Milton resident Karen White will celebrate a one-of-a-kind book signing event on April 11.

A Novel Idea: A Bite of Crabapple Scavenger Hunt encourages voracious readers to take part of this special event, which celebrates the release of White’s 23rd book, “The Night the Lights Went Out,” and benefits the Milton First Responders Foundation (MFRF).

Grab your book club, ladies group, neighbors and friends beginning March 15 for A Bite of Crabapple Scavenger Hunt, which begins at Urban Farmhouse, located at the crossroads in downtown Crabapple. Scavenger Hunt participants will purchase online or at Urban Farmhouse a $49 ticket which will include a specially priced signed copy of “The Night the Lights Went Out”, the Official Scavenger Hunt Clue Card, and a pack of clues that will lead hunters to each participating Crabapple business where they will receive an apple sticker on their clue card.  Completed clue cards will be used as their entry into the raffle at the culminating book signing event, Tuesday April 11.

White’s stunning new novel, which has an intriguing connection to local residents, including wealthy school moms dressed in their tennis whites who drive SUVs, and a local fireman and policeman who assisted in the research for the books, is about a young single mother who discovers that finding out who your true friends are is the most important lesson of all. The Night the Lights Went Out chronicles recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap, who moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple. It’s a place where reserved old-timers like town matriarch Sugar Prescott coexist uneasily with social climbers like Heather Blackford. Merilee knows that no life is perfect, especially her own. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women!

A portion of every ticket sold will benefit the Milton First Responders Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charity, which is comprised of volunteers who dedicate their time, “to strengthen the partnership between the citizens of Milton and its public safety first responders.”

Completing the Scavenger Hunt, any time from March 15 to the beginning of the April 11 event, requires each participant to visit each stop on the trail and receive an official “Bite of Crabapple” sticker on their clue card. Each person who successfully completes the trail has the chance to win one of three incredible prizes: being a character in an upcoming Karen White novel; a fabulous Karen White reading basket; or a basket of goodies donated by each participating Crabapple business (whether coupons, gift cards or actual items). All participants also will receive future discounts at each of the participating businesses.

The special book signing with Karen White will be held at Urban Farmhouse in Crabapple, Tuesday April 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments from local merchants like Wilbur & Rudy’s and Alpine Bakery will be offered.  

For more details, visit karen-white.com and/or pointsnorthatlanta.com.

For questions, please email Elizabeth Fletcher at: Elizabeth@idoeventsatlanta.com


The Milton First Responders Foundation (MFRF), a 501 (c)(3) charity, is comprised of only volunteers who dedicate their time to the mission, which is “To strengthen the partnership between the citizens of Milton and our public safety first responders.” MFRF’s vision is to sustain an ongoing program to provide support in the following areas, including but not limited to: a) providing financial assistance for first responders injured or killed in the line of duty or enduring a family hardship; b) recognizing Milton firefighter and police officer heroes who demonstrate exceptional skill, expertise, innovation, bravery and commitment to keeping Milton safe, and c) purchasing supplementary or non-budgeted equipment and training materials to keep Milton’s first responders performing at the highest level of productivity and preparedness. miltonfirstresponders.org