Find Waldo in Lake Forest!

07/07/2014 9:30 am
America/Chicago

Find Waldo in Lake Forest! 

Start your journey at the Lake Forest Book Store July 7 - July 31

End it on July 31 with Prizes and a Party in the Courtyard 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Elusive Book Character Creates Summertime Fun
to Support the Shop Local Movement

The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. Waldo figures will be well hidden in local business establishments.  The faithful dog Woof will also be hidden along with Waldo at Lake Forest Book Store. Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Lake Forest!” passport at Lake Forest Book Store with the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Lake Forest Book Store to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers to enter in a grand prize drawing on July 31, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books. 

Where’s Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in the late eighties. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 61 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into over 30 languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions.
In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 250 independent bookstores all across the country for some hide and seek fun as well as to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses.  There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July.

For more information call Lake Forest Book Store at 847-234-4420.

Location: 
Street:
680 N Western Ave
Additional:
City:
Lake Forest,
,
Province:
Illinois
Postal Code:
60045
Country:
United States

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