FLORENCE — Country Thunder fans may want to check their pockets to see if they still have their keys, wallet, credit card or phone.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office reported a number of items were left behind at the country music festival and turned over to the office by Country Thunder officials. Some of the items include a couple of large bags, purses, an umbrella, a pink hat, several wallets, some cellphones, car keys and at least 60 credit/debit cards. Fans looking for their missing items can contact PCSO at 520-866-5181.

Cellphones and credit cards or identification cards, sometimes in a wallet, sometimes without a wallet, are the three most common items that are turned in to lost and found at Country Thunder, said Country Thunder spokesman Gerry Krochak.

This year, lost and found also had two large bags of clothing, a diaper bag and a stroller turned in among the multitude of phones, keys, wallets, cards and sunglasses, he said. Luckily, the music festival was able to return many of the items to their owners.

Krochak said he was really proud of the way County Thunder fans handled items that were found during the festival by turning them in.

It’s not uncommon to have someone come to lost and found looking for their missing wallet to find that not only has the wallet been turned in but the cash that was in the wallet was still inside, he said.

That may be a surprise to some folks, but Country Thunder fans have a way of taking care of their community, Krochak said.


Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at sadams@pinalcentral.com.

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