Waldo is hiding in local downtown Sylva businesses. Can you find him?
When you spot him collect a card from that business and take them to City Lights Bookstore. Collect eight cards and get a Waldo button. Collect 16 and be entered into a drawing for a six-book deluxe set of Waldo books and a growler for a free soda refill from Heinzelmannchen Brewery.
City Lights Bookstore will host the grand celebration and prize drawing at 6 p.m., July 31.
Participating business are: City Lights Bookstore, City Lights Cafe, Eric’s Fresh Fish Market, Friends of the JCP Library, Heinzelmannchen Brewery, Hollifield Jewelers, Hooker’s Fly Shop, In Your Ear Music, It’s By Nature, Jackson Co. Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Co. Pub. Library, Jackson’s General Store, Jake’s Mountain House, Livingston’s Photo, Main Street Bakery & Cafe, Motion Makers Bicycle, Nichols House and Survival Pride Clothing.
The event is a nationwide program to celebrate Waldo’s 25th birthday. Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987, and held the record for the fastest selling children’s book of all-time until Harry Potter. There are more 56 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into eighteen languages.