Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Where's Waldo Turns 25-Scavenger Hunt Celebration

Where’s Waldo in Andersonville?!

The geeky, red striped wonder's hangin' with the green haired girl, at Women and Children First Bookstore, of course...


Women & Children First, Other Businesses Celebrate 25th Anniversary of the Iconic (And Elusive) Children’s Book Character

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of “Waldo,” the knit-hat, round glasses, and striped shirt-wearing hero of the enormously popular “Where’s Waldo” children’s book series, Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N. Clark St.) and other local businesses are inviting families to participate in the “Where’s Waldo” scavenger hunt. Throughout the month of July, leading up to the Waldo Bash at Women & Children First on Tuesday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m., children are encouraged to look for Waldo at 16 participating Andersonville businesses.

Through the month of July, Waldo may be spotted at any of the following participating businesses: Windy Knitty, Four-Sided, Chicago Aquarium, Ruff N. Stuff, Runner’s Edge, The Wooden Spoon, The T-Shirt Deli, Green Genes, Andersonville Galleria, White Elephant, Toys Etc., Red Balloon, AlleyCat Comics, George’s Ice Cream and Sweets, and Alamo Shoes. 

After spotting Waldo, families receive an entry for a prize drawing to take place at the Waldo Bash on July 31st at Women & Children First. Prizes include gifts and gift certificates from Andersonville businesses and, of course, Waldo books. In addition to the prize drawing, the Waldo Bash will also include games and refreshments. The Scavenger Hunt and Bash are free and open to the public.

What: Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt and Waldo Bash.
When: Throughout July, culminating in the Waldo Bash on July 31, at 6:00 p.m. at Women & Children First Bookstore.

Where: Local businesses throughout Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, and Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago.

For more information, call Women & Children First Bookstore at 773-769-9299 or visit them on the web.

1 comment:

  1. That's a good idea. I always enjoyed that game and I would still participate as an adult. I think scavenger hunt exercises call on a wide range of skills, including observation. I find that more organizations make it possible to get a ticket now to participate in some sort of scavenger hunt exercise, whether it's for clothing, food or other items in local businesses.