Where's Waldo Party and Grand Prize Drawing!

Event: Find Waldo in the Pioneer Valley Party and Grand Prize Drawing!        
When: Saturday, July 29, 2:00 PM
Where: The Odyssey Bookshop
 
 
Where's Waldo? In the Pioneer Valley, of course! 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 stickers, book coupons, and more! You will find Waldo figures in businesses such as Atkins Farms in North Amherst, The Children’s Museum in Holyoke, Jones Library in Amherst, Magic Wings in South Deerfield, three businesses in Thornes Marketplace, and many, many more! 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 The Pioneer Valley!” passport with the names of all the participating sites and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. The first 125 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Odyssey Bookshop to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will grant diligent seekers entry in a grand prize drawing on Saturday, July 29th at 2:00 PM, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books, gift certificates from participating businesses, and more!
 
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 all over the  world. 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 the Odyssey Bookshop here in the Pioneer Valley, 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 about hunting for Waldo in the Pioneer Valley, call Amy or Kinsey at 413-534-7307.
 
Participating merchants and primary contacts:
 
Odyssey Bookshop
Kinsey Foreman or Amy Fitzgerald
413-534-7307
 
A2Z Science & Learning Store
Devon or Andre
413-586-1611
 
Atkins Farms
Rihana R. Hooten
413-253-9528
 
Barstow’s Farm
Kelly
413-586-2142
 
Booklink Booksellers
Gaby Moushabeck
 
Broadside Bookstore
Nancy Felton
 
Captain Candy
Nolan
413-727-8248
 
Cedar Chest
Bridget Martin
(413) 584-3860
 
Emily Williston Memorial Library
Jonathan Schmidt
 
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Eliza Brown
413-658-1100

 
Gaylord Memorial Library
Emily Gallick
413-538-5047

 

 
Go Berry Northampton
Nick
 
Herrell’s Ice Cream
Allison
413-586-9700
jherrell@herrells.com
 
Holyoke Children’s Museum
Susan Kelley
 
Holyoke Merry-Go-Round
Katie, Operations Manager
413-529-2470
 
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory
Kathy Miller
 
Mt. Tom's Ice Cream
Jim Ingram
413-529-2929
 
Nick's Nest
Nick
413-532-5229
 
Jones Library
Janet Ryan or Mia Cabana
Ryanj@joneslibrary.org
 
Richardson’s Candy Kitchen
Kathy Williams
413-772-0443
 
South Hadley Public Library
Meg Clancy
413-538-5045
 
Sweeties
Lucas
413-586-4180
 
Tailgate Picnic
Bridget
413-532-7597
 
Thirsty Mind
Kenn Kosiba
 
The Toy Box
Kira
413-256-8697
 
 
 
Event date: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College st.
South Hadley, MA 01075