Tickets are now on sale for Lincoln City’s Glass Ball, a celebration of the long-running Finders Keepers program that has seen stealthy volunteers hiding glass floats on the beach for the past 20 years.

Each year, the program creates memories for thousands of visitors and garners national publicity for Lincoln City as a destination. But, taking place after the summer crowds have departed, the Glass Ball is aimed squarely at a local audience.

“We hope this event becomes an annual tradition that everyone looks forward to,” said Scott Humpert, marketing manager at Explore Lincoln City. “We see this as a small way we can say thank you to the community. After a busy summer season, it’s always nice to wind down and have a little fun.”

Humpert said Finders Keepers is a centerpiece for Lincoln City, attracting visitors from across the county and around the world.

“We do so much to make this program a signature experience for visitors,” he said, “but the Glass Ball is a way to celebrate this program on a local level. Plus, it gives residents a chance to get their hands on a coveted glass float while leaving the treasure hunting for our guests.”

The Glass Ball will be held at on Saturday, Oct 19, at the Beach Club & Event Center, starting at 6 pm. Guests will be treated to dinner, a no-host bar and live music as well as a glass float to take home. Tickets, $30 per person, are available at LCGlassBall.com.

• The 2020 season of Finders Keepers starts on Saturday, Oct. 12. Treasure hunters, both big and small, can look on the sandy shores of Lincoln City for a hand-made glass float. Each one of these brilliantly colored floats is hidden between the high tide line and embankment by the Float Fairies.

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