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August 9, 2012

What’s red and white and all over?

Kids earn prizes at end of Waldo contest in downtown

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.

Raffle winners

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.

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