July 1-30—RUTLAND—“Where’s Waldo?” In Rutland, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 local businesses throughout the community this July.
Beginning July 1, anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Rutland!” passport, which contains the names of all the participating sites, and get it stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. Collecting store stamps or signatures at 20 or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing July 30, with the top prize being a six-volume deluxe set of Waldo books. Whether entered in the grand prize drawing or not, everyone is invited to the Find Waldo Grand Celebration July 30 at 2 p.m. at Phoenix Books Rutland, where attendees will get to participate in Waldo-themed activities and even meet Waldo, himself.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the “Where’s Waldo?” books. To celebrate such a special milestone, Waldo’s friend Wenda will also be hiding in Phoenix Books Rutland.
There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts the entire month of July.
Phoenix Books is located at 2 Center St., Rutland. For more information, call 802-855-8078 or visit phoenixbooks.biz.
Photo by Lynn Silloway
Quinlan found 11 Waldos in Rutland and won a prize!