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Find Waldo Local on (or near) Grand Ave!
Waldo? On Grand Ave, of course!
The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-six different local businesses throughout our community this July. Pick up a “Find Waldo Local” passport at Red Balloon and collect signatures when you find the well-hidden Waldo at any of the participating businesses. Those who spot him can win prizes, including stickers, book coupons, and more.
“Find Waldo Local” is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.
Join us for a Where’s Waldo Celebration on Wednesday, July 31, 6:30 -7:30 pm. Participants who collect 20 or more stamps or signatures can turn in their passports and enter our prize drawing. Prizes include gift cards to local businesses and the Grand Prize: a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books.
A. Johnson & Sons Florist, 1738 Grand Ave
Frattallone's Ace Hardware, 650 Grand Ave & 1676 Grand Ave
BankCherokee, 985 Grand Ave
Bonfire, 850 Grand Ave
Bread & Chocolate, 867 Grand Ave
Coffee Bene, 53 Cleveland Ave S
Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Ave
Cow Bella Gelato, 1700 Grand Ave
Creative Kids Stuff, 1074 Grand Ave
Davanni's, 41 Cleveland Ave S (Cleveland & Grand)
Foxglove Market & Studio, 792 Grand Ave
Grand Performance Bicycle Shop, 1938 Grand Ave
Health Foundations Family Health and Birth Center, 968 Grand Ave
Irish on Grand, 1124 Grand Ave
Keys 4/4 Kids, 1326 Grand Ave
Landmark Center, 75 West 5th Street
Oilerie, 1045 Grand Ave
Pizza Luce, 1183 Selby Ave
Salut, 917 Grand Ave
St. Paul Pet Supply, 1752 Grand Ave
Tavern on Grand, 656 Grand Ave
Treadle Yard Goods, 1338 Grand Ave
UPS Store, 1043 Grand Ave
Wet Paint, 1684 Grand Ave
Wuollet Bakery, 1080 Grand Ave
About Where's Waldo and "Find Waldo Local"
Where’s Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 58 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into eighteen 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 265 independent bookstores all across the country, including Red Balloon Boookshop, 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.