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Local Entrepreneur Hopes To Turn 2020's 'Dumpster Fire' Into Scavenger Hunt For Local Businesses

In the “dumpster fire of a year” also known as 2020, local entrepreneur Ron Adair created the Christmas Cache Treasure Hunt both to bring awareness to small businesses and provide a safe activity for the community.

“Everything’s a mess, it’s in disarray … we’re playing into that,” said the Paradise native and owner of Trash Nuts, Adair’s hobby-turned-business where he sells his signature smoked almonds. “It’s been a rough year, and this is an important time of year for (small businesses), so here’s how to support them.”


Adair teamed up with 14 other local businesses to organize the social media-focused event where members of the community can go into a store and find miniature trash cans with QR codes that can be posted on Instagram in order to win prizes. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.