07/01/2012 12:01 pm
07/31/2012 6:00 pm
Where's Waldo? In Mendocino, of course. He turns twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty different Mendocino businesses all through the month of July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more.
< < < Waldo figures are showing up in local businesses displaying this Shop Local - Find Waldo Here sticker on their door or windows > > >.
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo in Mendocino!” search list with the names of all the businesses at Gallery Bookshop beginning Sunday, July 1st, and collect an "I Found Waldo at ___________" card for each Waldo they spot. Collecting cards in sixteen or more businesses and turning them in at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books will win a Waldo button and an entry for other, larger prizes to be drawn at a Waldo party on July 31. The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books. People who prefer a shorter version of the hunt can collect the cards from eight businesses and pick up a Waldo button at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books.
Waldo's publisher, Candlewick Press, is teaming up with 250 independent bookstores all across the country, including Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books here in Mendocino, to have fun and encourage people to visit local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and kids of all ages are welcome.
For more information about hunting for Waldo in Mendocino, call Gallery Bookshop at (707) 937-2665.