Dozens of children not only found Waldo, but found themselves with free food and prizes, as part of a “Where’s Waldo” contest meant to promote downtown Andover businesses.
Eighty-eight kids found all of the Waldos hidden in local businesses, and King’s Subs & Pizza gave a gift certificate for a free slice to each winning child.
“We had a great time handing those out on Tuesday night [July 31], along with raffling off some larger prizes and playing in-store Waldo-related games,” said Mairead Small Staid, event and marketing coordinator for Andover Bookstore.
The winners of those games each received a gift certificate for $5 to the book store. Gianna Copola was the first to find three Waldo pins hidden in the store; Eva Bee Lochrie found Woof, Waldo’s dog; Laura Santana finished a Waldo word search in record time; Mika Pelletier & Aidan Barnett matched staff members to their favorite books; and Hannah Rose successfully matched Waldo’s many names around the world with the country they came from.
Waldo posters: Charlotte Guterman, Aidan Nadeau, Claudia Viera, Ava Viera, Koko Bositos, Josh Melnitsky, Logan Gauthier, and Madeline Maclean.
Books of Waldo postcards: Rachel Sviedlove, Sofia Garcia, Karli Robbins, Angelo Scenna and Nick Solt.
Waldo tote bag: Erin Gonzales
Boxed set of five Where’s Waldo books: Gavin Liddell.
Stand-up Waldo: Ty Mullen.
$25 gift certificate to Orange Leaf: Riley Solt.
$20 gift certificate to Learning Express: Danny Cronin.
$10 gift certificate to My Brother’s Pizza: Corey Nobile.
$10 gift certificate to Sweet Mimi’s: Barbara Yachnin.
Waldo poster and gift certificate to Salon Forza: Jimmy Preston.
Waldo poster and gift certificate to Lynn Evans: Nicole Rafoni.