The Meade County Historical Society organized an outlaw hunt in to help support repairs, upkeep and promotion of historical facilities including the Dalton Gang Hideout. Since the nefarious deeds of the infamous Dalton Gang are the key stimulant to nationwide interest in Meade County and since the gang’s lawlessness was furthered by their ability to come and go unseen and unsuspected by way of the tunnel that still exists at the Hideout, the Historical Society saw it as their civil duty to call up a “posse.” As a member of the posse, people from around the world participated in secret maps, clues to unfound treasure, and exciting interactive adventures as they “chased” the Dalton Gang across the country. Membership cards provided free or substantial discounts to a variety of attractions, retailers and eateries. Newsletters provided clues to finding “hidden treasures” left along the trails and prizes were awarded to those whose clever investigation pays off.
We have included a number of do-it-yourself fundraising ideas in this section that offer a break from traditional product sales. They were developed by groups just like yours in an attempt have a little fun with their fundraiser. Some of them are tried and true while others show a lot of creativity … and even wackiness in some cases. All of them are obviously not appropriate for every group, but sometimes, with only a little modification, your might find some fund raising ideas that are perfect for your group. If you have an idea for a do-it-yourself fund raiser you are willing to share with others, please send it to us via email. Include anything and everything you would want to know if you were hearing the idea for the first time.