July brings some extra fun to town this year because Waldo is on the loose. The familiar red-and-white striped character, who is always a bit hard to find, is hidden in over 50 stores and businesses in Naperville, Downers Grove and La Grange. It’s all part of Where’s Waldo? on Main Street, USA, a national campaign of Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association.
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo” passport in Naperville, Downers Grove or La Grange with the names of all the participating businesses. Waldo seekers then fan out to visit at least 12 or more locations. When Waldo is located at any participating business, that find is indicated on the child’s passport.
With a minimum of 12 finds, the child will be entered for our prize drawing. Winners will be drawn on August 1. The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books, and other Waldo-themed prizes. Other gifts are offered by local businesses. Participants who reach the 12-store goal will receive a Waldo button and $1 discount coupon.
Waldo seekers may also upload photos of their Waldo fun to #WaldoNaperville