When 100 JetBlue crewmembers and volunteers from Save the Harbor hit the beaches of South Boston for a beach clean-up in June, not only did they help the Department of Conservation and Recreation remove trash, weeds, stray sand and debris from the shore, they also left something special behind for beachgoers to enhance their fun this year.
During the clean-up, each of the 100 participants “released” a single blue Save the Harbor / Save the Bay 25th Anniversary marble in the sand at the water’s edge, kicking off a summer-long treasure hunt for the marbles and a chance for five lucky winners to receive 40,000 TrueBlue points from JetBlue.
Over the course of the summer hundreds of beach-goers turned treasure hunters. By Labor Day, 66 treasure hunters had found marbles on beaches from Nahant to Nantasket, posting photos of themselves with their ” marble-ous” finds on Save the Harbor’s Facebook Page.
On Tuesday, September 3 Save the Harbor held a drawing at their office on Boston’s Fish Pier to select the first three lucky winners. Helen Anderson found her winning marble on Carson Beach at K Street. Caitlin Cooper and her mom Michelle found their winning marble at Wollaston Beach in Quincy, while Susan Hardiman found her marble at Malibu Beach in Dorchester.
The “Simply Marble-ous” treasure hunt continues through Columbus Day, when Save the Harbor will select two additional winners, who each will also receive 40,000 TrueBlue points.