Date(s) - 06/12/2017 - 08/01/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where’s Waldo? In Oakhurst, CA, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout our community this July.
Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including Sullivan’s Tire Pros.
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Oakhurst, CA!” passport, which contains the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing on August 1st, with the top prize being a six-volume deluxe set of Waldo books.
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Where’s Waldo? books. Martin Handford’s collections of crowd scenes swept the world in the late eighties, and since then have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 67 million Waldo books in print worldwide, and they’ve been translated into over thirty languages.
Once again, in celebration of Waldo’s longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and two hundred and fifty independent bookstores across the country for some hide-and-seek fun 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 about hunting for Waldo in Oakhurst, CA, call Branches Books & Gifts at (559) 641-2019.