Where’s Waldo? Try looking in downtown Winslow
By RICHARD D. OXLEY
Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer
June 28, 2012 · Updated 5:01 PM
For 25 years people all across the world have been asking, "Where's Waldo?"
Here's a hint: for the month of July, he will be on Bainbridge Island.
To help celebrate the iconic missing man with a striped shirt and matching beanie cap, Eagle Harbor Books has teamed up with 20 Winslow Way businesses to create a real-life "Where's Waldo" search.
Throughout the month of July, stores featuring a Waldo sign in their display window will have a small Waldo hidden somewhere inside their businesses.
"If you find Waldo you get a card saying you found him," said Victoria Irwin of Eagle Harbor Books
Collect eight cards and Eagle Harbor Books will provide a reward of a Waldo button.
Collecting 16 or more cards will earn a button and entry into a drawing for prizes such as a Waldo puzzle or a tennis shoe dog chew toy. The grand prize will be a set of all six Waldo books.
"It's open to residents and tourists," Irwin said. "It's free, no charge. It's a fun summer thing."
Prizes will be drawn at a culminating Where's Waldo party at the book store on July 31.
The library is also in a festive mood to celebrate the man who has been missing for 25 years. Waldo will be missing at the library from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 5. Eager seekers who find him will get prizes. Dressing up in Waldo attire is encouraged.
A list of all the participating downtown businesses can be found on the Eagle Harbor Books website and at all participating businesses.Contact Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer Richard D. Oxley at email@example.com or (206) 842-6613.