Clark, the Elf on the Shelf, can be found in any number of places at the Heritage Center of Clark County in December. Courtesy photo

Elf on the Shelf hangs out at the Heritage Center

Among the many things to discover at the Heritage Center of Clark County this holiday season, there’s one staying just for the month named Clark.

Just don’t expect to find him in one place.

The Heritage Center’s version of the popular holiday tradition Elf on the Shelf will be literally hanging around throughout December and kids can earn stickers for a passport by finding where Clark is each day to possibly earn prizes.

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The Center’s Natalie Fritz and Bridget Doane noticed the popularity of Elf on the Shelf with their children, at schools and other places and decided to introduce one of their own, whose name is inspired by George Rogers Clark.

“We thought it would be fun,” said Fritz. “We started it in 2015, but this year we wanted to add passports. Kids like to share and it’s fun to hear them talk about it, they get so excited to find Clark every day, especially kids who visit SantaLand or school groups.”

SantaLand is located in the Heritage Center and families can visit with Santa, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22. Admission is free and visitors can bring cameras for photos.

SantaLand can also be toured any time during museum hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, although Santa will be busy in his workshop and unavailable.

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The passports are available at the museum’s front desk and it’s free to play. There will also be clues about where Clark is hiding at the front desk or follow him on the Heritage Center’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.

By finding Clark, participants will earn passport stickers, can take a photo and share it on the events page wall, then tag on Twitter or Instagram at #ClarkTheElf.

Fritz said the winners will be chosen at random at the end of the month.

For more information, find the Clark County go to www.facebook.com/clarkcountyhistory/.

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