He’s back! That guy with the distinctive red and white-striped shirt with a bobble hat and glasses who has been hiding in a series of books for 26 years is now hiding at 25 businesses in Andover.

We are talking about Waldo, king character of the popular “Where’s Waldo?” book series.

Waldo turned 25 last year and Andover celebrated with a “Where’s Waldo” scavenger hunt. The activity was so successful that the business community is offering another round this summer.

Through July, children are encouraged to track down Waldo in 25 local businesses. Each time they find Waldo hiding in a business, they will receive a stamp in their Waldo passport. After their passport is filled, they are invited to bring it to the Waldo Party on Wednesday, July 31, at 1 p.m. at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. There, a drawing will be held and prizes will be awarded,

The goal of the program is to promote awareness of and support for Main Street businesses.

— Judy Wakefield, staff writer

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