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Dunnam wins Diamond in Hill’s Jewelry Diamond Hunt

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Kayla Dunnam, left, leaps into the air as she realized she was the winner as her mom, Karen Goodwin, watches. (Photos by Linda Cranford) Kayla Dunnam, left, leaps into the air as she realized she was the winner as her mom, Karen Goodwin, watches. (Photos by Linda Cranford)

Saturday morning, March 9, couples and individuals from as far away as Jackson gathered in front of Hill's Jewelry in Laurel to participate in the city wide scavenger hunt for a diamond ring with a .92K cushion cut diamond on a 14K white gold mounting.

In order to get the first clue in the hunt, the participants had to complete a crossword puzzle by answering several questions about Laurel. The race was on when one-by-one the twenty-three participants figured out the first clue and scampered to their vehicles. One couple, who was among the first to leave, were so excited they forgot to put the car in gear before trying to take off. Others couldn't get their keys in the ignition fast enough.

Hill's Jewelry owners, Jeff and Cortney Hill, came up with the idea for the Diamond Hunt when they were looking for a way to say thank you to their customers for their loyalty over the past three years since opening their business. As they developed the clues for the hunt they wanted to showcase historical places and non-profit organizations in Laurel as well as other small businesses.

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