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Help us Rescue the Raccoon!

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We need YOUR help! Our friend Riley the Raccoon has wandered away from home. As a very curious critter, we think some of the cool places around West Des Moines might lead you to Riley. Can you help us?

Help Rescue Riley before time runs out!


Download the form now.

Directions: Riley the Raccoon has been talking about the below locations lately, so we think you should start there! When you get to each location, there will be a sign with Riley’s picture. Each sign will have one or two letters for you to write on the form to the right. Once you visit those (6) locations and collect all (7) letters, you’ll want to unscramble them to discover the FINAL location where Riley may have fallen asleep after a long day of exploring. This final location will also instruct you on where to turn in this form for entry into the prize drawing—due by the end of February. Don’t Rescue Riley the Raccoon alone — use the hashtag #RescueTheRaccoon on social media to get your friends, family, and coworkers involved!

Locations to uncover the letters:

  • Racoon River Park Boathouse
  • MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex
  • West Glen Town Center Hurts Donut Mural
  • Smash Park (WDM mural on patio)
  • Jamie Hurd Amphitheatre
  • Jordan House
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The prize drawing will have two winners: One family/friends team and one business team. The business team winner will receive a commemorative traveling trophy they can proudly display at their business. The family/friends team will receive a prize package including:
  • $50 Smash Park gift card
  • $25 Parks & Recreation gift card
  • 2 $25 El Fogon gift cards
  • $50 One Board Gal cheese board gift card
  • Two $220 gift cards for initial appoints @ Vero Chiropractic
  • $50 gift card to Gilroy’s donated by Frank & Janet Hanson – Iowa Realty
  •  $50 gift card from Gilroy’s
  • $50 The Great Frame Up gift card
  • 1 lb. of Buffalo Brew roasted coffee + mug
  • 2 bottles of wine provided by Firebirds
  • Historic Valley Junction Prize Pack
  • Tasting for 20 @ WineStyles (Will be held post-pandemic)
  • Dessert tray + a gallon of sweat tea or lemonade from McAlister’s Deli
  • Prize package including a cooler, water bottle, tumbler glass, Bluetooth speaker and more provided by IMT Insurance
  • A gift card to Silver Fern Boutique
  • Round of golf for 2 @ Des Moines Golf & Country Club
  • 4 daily passes to WDM aquatic centers
  • 4 tickets to Tallgrass Theatre’s first production in their new space
  • VIP seating at Summer Sundaze Concert Series @ Amphitheater
  • VIP seating at Moonlight Movies @ Amphitheater
  • Learn to Drive the Zamboni Experience at MidAmerican Energy RecPlex

Visit these WDM business and show your participation form for the below discounts throughout February

10% off at Coffee Cats

10% off at El Fogon

10% off hotel rooms at WDM Hilton Garden Inn

10% off at McAlister’s Deli

10% off pre-arranged funerals at McLaren’s 

Discounted booking rate at Staybridge Suites WDM

10% off at Vero Chiropractic

10% off and first class free at YogaSix

This event is brought to you by the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce in parternship with:

Have any questions about this rescue mission? Contact

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