Scavenger Hunt

Jim Roselle Community Scavenger Hunt

The second annual Jim Roselle Community Scavenger Hunt fundraiser will take place on May 21, 2022 from 11am – 3pm during the library’s Community Block Party!

This year’s theme is Historic Jamestown. Follow the clues in your game packet to explore the history of Jamestown and see what downtown Jamestown has looked like through the years.

Pre-register your team below or sign up on the day of the event. If you register online, you can pick up your game packet at the Scavenger Hunt tent outside of the library on May 21st. Your packet will have the name of the person who registered online.

The Scavenger Hunt costs $20 per team. 


Jamestown Historian

The person or team with the most correct answers will win a $25 gift certificate to Jamestown Bowling Company/Game Time Sports Bar & Grill!

Down to the Minute

The person or team with the fastest time will win a $25 gift certificate to the Hotspot Cafe!

Photo Finish

The person or team with the most creative photo submission will win a $20 gift certificate to Good Neighbor Bookstore!

Luck of the Draw

One participating team will be randomly chosen to win a $15 gift certificate to Full Moon Rising Bakery!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Scavenger Hunt Online Registration

Register and pay online today, or sign up on the day of the event!

For teams, please enter the first and last name of the person who will be picking up the scavenger hunt packet on May 21st.
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About Jim Roselle

Photo of Jim Roselle sitting in front of a microphone

James Roselle 1926-2016

Jim was born in Jamestown, NY, on April 15, 1926, the son of Joseph and Josephine Parasiliti Roselle. He was a 1944 graduate of Jamestown High School and a 1949 graduate of St. Lawrence University with a Bachelors Degree. He started working at WJTN as a radio announcer in 1953.

Over the years, he created the Roselle Record Room, Friday Night Sock Hops at St. James, and Saturday Night Sock Hops at SS Peter and Paul. In 1974, he delivered his first broadcast at Chautauqua Institution.

In 1986, Jim broadcasted from the Rose Bowl during the Jamestown Marching Band Performance. He was immensely proud of both. Some of the personalities he interviewed over the years were Governor Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, Dr. Ruth, Mark Russell, Jane Goodall, Natalie Merchant, William Clinger, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, Richard Simmons, Lucie Arnaz, along with many others.

In 1939 he was one of the first members of the Jamestown Boys Club. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Jamestown Boys Club Alumni.  He served for many years on the Lucille Ball Little Theatre Board of Directors, where he also performed several plays. He appreciated the opportunity to experience a new challenge and enjoyed every minute of that experience.

He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and Sertoma Club. He served as a board member of James Prendergast Library and the Jamestown Boys and Girls Club. For many years Jim provided WJTN election night coverage for Chautauqua County. Jim enjoyed co-hosting Saturday morning’s “Times of Your Life” with Russ Diethrick. Jim Co-Authored “The Best Times of My Life – Sixty years with a Microphone and A Cup of Happiness at WJTN and Chautauqua Institution” with Walt Pickut.

In earlier years, Jim enjoyed golfing. He proudly broadcasted the Italian American Charity Golf Tournament for many years. Jim loved all sports, especially the NY Giants and Notre Dame.

A voracious reader, Jim was frequently seen at the James Prendergast Library at the newspaper and periodical section researching his programs. His “Cup Of Happiness” started his day every day.