In honor of his 25th anniversary, Waldo is “hiding” in different stores throughout Port Washington. And is giving prizes to anyone who can find him in a community-wide scavenger hunt during July.
Where’s Waldo figures have been placed in 20 stores in Port Washington, and anyone who finds them will receive a ticket saying where he was. These tickets can be collected to receive a Where’s Waldo button or a chance to win a bigger prize from the Dolphin Bookshop.
The button is worth eight Waldo tickets, and 16 or more gets an entry into the raffle which will be held July 31 at 6 p.m. Raffles will include Where’s Waldo books as well as gift certificates for the stores participating in the
“It’s a very interactive, fun, free activity,” said Dolphin's event coordinator Leslie Stern. And it’s not just happening in Port Washington. In total, 250 independent bookstores across the country are celebrating Where’s Waldo with the scavenger hunt.
“Lots of kids are enthusiastic about it,” Stern said. “We’ve already had a few people collect all 20.”
Not only is it a way for kids to enjoy the books coming to life, but it is an event catered to the local shop owners as well. “It helps push the shop-local movement and support local stores,” said Stern.
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