This year marked the 30th anniversary of the “Where’s Waldo?” series. Throughout the month of July, The Bookstore Plus hosted the annual “Find Waldo Local in Lake Placid, NY!” event. The iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs was hiding in twenty-five local businesses across our community. The Local Find Waldo hunt is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community.

Participants that collected store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses were entered into a grand-prize drawing that took place on July 31st. Prizes included many donations from participating local businesses, ranging from gift certificates to stuffed animals. The grand prize drawing was a six book deluxe set of Where’s Waldo? merchandise.

On July 31st, The Bookstore Plus had a great turnout for the Where’s Waldo? Local 2017 finale event. The Bookstore Plus concluded the exciting month-long scavenger hunt by hosting a party that included cupcakes, coloring and the prize drawing. The grand prize winner was Ben Simonds.

We at The Bookstore Plus are pleased to continue hosting such an exciting, family friendly event and are grateful for the continued support and enthusiasm of all participating local businesses.