Mountain Valley News Story Trail 2018

By Bonita Wilborn
Mountain Valley News is excited to announce a new “Story Trail” Program. Story Trail is a 4-week, scavenger hunt type, incentive program designed to encourage children to continue reading during the summer months, provide interactive activities to make reading fun, boost interest in printed newspapers as well as our website, and increase foot traffic at local businesses during the July “Summer Shopping Days” activities throughout the city of Rainsville. This inaugural year’s Story Trail will be highlighting Pete the Cat books, written and illustrated by actor James Dean.
“Story Trail” will take place from Monday, July 9 – Friday, August 3 leading up to the Saturday, August 4 book signing at the Coal and Iron Building in Fort Payne where famed author/illustrator James Dean will be on hand to sign Pete the Cat books and prints.
Participating businesses throughout Rainsville have agreed to be our Story Trail, “trail sites” as you can find listed in the Mountain Valley News newspaper each week throughout the program. Each trail site will have a page or pages of the week’s featured book. Participants will be required to visit the trail sites and read the page(s) so that they can answer questions about the specific page(s) at each site. The week’s page(s) will only be available for that week, and will be removed on the next Monday morning when a new book will be featured.
The questions will be posted at the trail site along with the pages, but the answer sheet must be printed from our website by logging onto mountainvalleynewspaper.com or may be picked up from the Mountain Valley News office during regular business hours Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm and Friday 9:00am – 12:00 noon. Our office is located at 450 Main Street East in Rainsville (beside the Mexican Restaurant and across the street from the DeKalb County Tech School). Each week’s winners and photo will be announced on Mountain Valley News’ Facebook page the following week.
The answer sheet must be turned in at the Mountain Valley News Office no later than 12:00pm on Friday afternoon to be eligible for that week’s prize. Answer sheets with any incorrect answers will not be eligible for the prize, but answer sheets containing all of the correct answers will be placed in a drawing for the week’s prizes as well as being entered into a drawing for the grand prize at the end of the program.
The grand prize will be a signed copy of Pete the Cat donated by James Dean, author/illustrator of the Pete the Cat series of children’s books, as well as a photo taken with Mr. Dean.
The businesses who have agreed to be one of our “trail sites” are:

  • Stop to Save located at 136 Main St West
  • Casa Poblanos located at 462 Main Street East
  • Kelly’s Kitchen located at 120 Main St West
  • Foodland located at 318 McCurdy Ave North
  • Mountain Valley News 450 Main Street East
  • Sweet Magnolias located at 318 McCurdy Ave North
  • Topher’s located at 72 Roy Sanderson Ave
  • Pizza Hut located at 200 Main St West
  • Valley View Tube located at 3450 Main St East
  • Jo Jo’s Quik Mart located at 4000 Main Street East
  • Haymon Drugs located at 128 Main St West
  • Fred’s 584 McCurdy Ave S

Rules for this contest are:  One winner per household per week.  Forms not turned by deadline are ineligible for prizes.  Each week’s winner will be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Please play fair and let the kids read the pages and answer the questions.

Answer Sheet Week #1

 

Pete The Cat “Firefighter Pete”

This printed form must be filled out and turned into the Mountain Valley News office no later than 12:00 pm on Friday, July 13th.  
Our office is located at 450 Main Street East, Rainsville, AL 35986
 
Submitted by:(Child’s Name and Adult)________________________________________________
Email:____________________________________________________________________________
Phone:____________________________________________________________________________
Site 1  Page #________
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
Date & time you visited the site:__________________________________________
What vehicle is on this page?______________________________________________
Where are they going?___________________________________________________
What is the principal’s name?______________________________________________
What is written on the bus driver’s hat?__________________________________________
What does Pete wonder?__________________________________________________
 
Site 2  Page #_______
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
Date & time you visited the site:__________________________________________
What place are they going?______________________________________________
What color is the building?______________________________________________
What is inside the building?______________________________________________
How big is the building according to Pete?___________________________________
 
Site 3  Page #_______
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
What do they take turns doing? (two things)________________________________
How many cats are on the pages?__________________________________________
What is on the wall?____________________________________________________
What does Callie do?____________________________________________________
How big is the building according to Pete?___________________________________
Site 4  Page #_______
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
What do the firefighters let them do?_______________________________________
What do firefighters have a lot of?_________________________________________
What does Pete do first?_________________________________________________
What does Pete do second?______________________________________________
 
Site 5  Page #_______
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
What does the firefighter do?_______________________________________
What is on Pete’s head?_________________________________________
How does Pete feel?_________________________________________________
 
Site 6 Page #_______
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
What do the kids do?___________________________________________________
What does Callie do?___________________________________________________
Where is Callie________________________________________________________
What does Pete do?____________________________________________________
What happens when he does that?_________________________________________
 
Site 7 Page #_______
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
What sound do they hear?________________________________________________
What does it mean?_____________________________________________________
What do the firefighters do?______________________________________________
What do they get in?____________________________________________________
Where are they going?___________________________________________________
 
Site 8 Page #_______
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
What does the fire engine do?____________________________________________
How many cats are in the car?______________________________________________
What does the firefighter do?______________________________________________
What do the other cars do?________________________________________________
 
Site 9 Page #_______
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
What is happening?_____________________________________________________
How do the firefighters work?______________________________________________
Which cat is nearest the hydrant?  Largest or smallest?_________________________
What are the firefighters using?____________________________________________
 
Site 10 Page #_______
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
What comes out?_______________________________________________________
What are they holding?___________________________________________________
What is everywhere?_____________________________________________________
What does Pete hear?____________________________________________________
 
Site 11 Page #_______
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
Who is in trouble?______________________________________________________
What do the firefighters use?______________________________________________
What sound does it make?________________________________________________
How do they help?______________________________________________________
 
Site 12 Page #_______
 
Business Name:_______________________________________________________
Where do the firefighters go?______________________________________________
What do the firefighters do?______________________________________________
What do they tell Pete?__________________________________________________