Over 20 Ballard Businesses Celebrate FIND WALDO IN BALLARD!

Where's Waldo? In Ballard, of course. The famous children's book character
in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-two different
local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can
win prizes, including books and much more. From Cupcake Royale to Sonic
Boom, from Ballard Blossom to Ballard Market, Waldo figures will be well
hidden in local business establishments. 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
Ballard!" passport with the names of all the participating sites, and get
their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. The first 100
Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites
can bring their passports back to Secret Garden to collect prizes.
Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will
entitle diligent seekers to entry in a grand prize drawing on August 5, with
top prizes from the 22 participating businesses.

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 the world over.
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, for the third year, teaming up with the American
Booksellers Association and 350 independent bookstores all across the
country, including Secret Garden here in Ballard, 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.

EVENT: 20+ Ballard Businesses Celebrate FIND WALDO IN BALLARD!

DATES: 1-30 July 2014 Ballard-wide Scavenger Hunt
24 July, 1-4 PM REAL LIVE WALDO Sighting
Events
5 August, 4-6 PM Blow-Out Party and Prize
Awards

LOCATIONS See List Below

SPONSOR Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 NW Market St.
Seattle

SPECIAL EVENT WITH THE REAL LIVE WALDO: Find the Real Live Waldo!

On Thursday 24 July, from 1-4 PM Waldo himself will be appearing at these
locations:

Secret Garden Books, 2214 NW Market St.
Sweet Mickey's, 2230 NW 57th St.
Cupcake Royale, 2052 NW Market St.
Homestreet Bank, 5900 24th Ave. NW

Just like in the books, you can search for him: only this day we're hinting
just where he'll be!

Wrap - Up Party and Prize Awards With THE REAL LIVE WALDO
On Tuesday, 5 August, from 4-6 PM Join us at
Secret Garden Books, 2214 NW Market St.

for our final Waldo shindig where we award the prizes to the scavenger hunt
winners, play awesomely fun Waldo-inspired games, enjoy fantastic
refreshments, and generally celebrate the fine community of local businesses
here in Ballard.

Many of the participating businesses are providing prizes. Waldo books will
be awarded as well, provided by Candlewick Press.

The real live Waldo will be hiding as well. Come meet him! When he's not
hiding, he'll pose for photos with you!

Free.

Here are the participating businesses:
Secret Garden Books
Sonic Boom Records
Ballard Blossom
re-souL
Clover Toys
Homestreet Bank
Annie's Art and Frame
The Tea Cozy Yarn Shop
Monster Art & Clothing
Market Street Shoes
Umpqua Bank
Sweet Mickey's
Cupcake Royale
Camelion Design
Romanza Gifts
Culinary Essentials
Digs
Drygoods Design
Ballard Market
Venue
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Gift Shop

Lemon Drop Boutique

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