I love a good scavenger hunt and one that involves Waldo is even better. You remember Waldo. That cute bespectacled guy with the red and white striped shirt and the blue pants? He is the star of many books over the years and was a favorite of our boys when they were growing up. Where’s Waldo books littered our coffee table over the years and triumphant cries of “I found him” were always fun to hear.
Downtown Brevard, NC is promoting a Where’s Waldo scavenger hunt in July and the search is on in 25 of our local businesses to find the Waldo cut out. Highland Books, our wonderful independent book store on Main Street is the headquarters for Find Waldo Local and participants can start there and pick up their brochure.
This is the 10th year that American Bookseller Association has sponsored this search and it is a popular activity for many towns. I suspect many small towns over the US sponsor a search and have fun with it.
Each participating store has a stamp or signature and once Waldo is spotted in that store the card gets stamped and they can move on to the next place. Once at least 20 stamps are collected the passport can be taken back to Highland Books for a prize packet and will also be entered into a drawing for a deluxe set of Waldo books and other fun prizes.
The search ends on July 31st, 2022. The Waldo Grand Celebration will be held at Highland Books on Saturday, August 6th at 3 pm. Must be present at the event to win but who doesn’t want to attend a fun Waldo drawing?
Does your town participate in this great adventure? I think it is fun for all ages and really brings excitement to the town. I would love to hear if yours is involved so leave me a comment and Comment for a Cause for The White Squirrel Institute.
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How fun! Not sure if Waldo will be hiding in my town.
This is such a fun thing to do! I’ve never heard about it in our area.
Looks like fun!
I absolutely LOVE this idea. Now we need a bookstore in Faribault.
I am surprised you don’t have one!
What a fun event! Have no doubt it brings the community together.
Never heard of one here, but you never know. A fellow I used to date used to work in a place where his nickname was “Waldo.” They said it was because someone was always looking for him but there was a *slight* physical resemblance, something about the expression. (He had reddish-blond hair and never wore a scarf.)
What a fun community event!