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Waldo wants to be found in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – This Waldo is hiding at the offices for The Lake Country Pennysaver and Orleans Hub at 170 North Main St., Albion. This is your only clue.

ALBION – He is hiding with the pens near the front desk at the Lake Country Pennysaver and Orleans Hub. This is the only clue we’re giving to find the 23 Waldos that are hiding at Albion businesses.

Waldo hunters have until Wednesday to try to find them all. Bindings Bookstore has organized the adventure for July. Bookstore owner Carolyn Ricker wanted to promote local businesses as part of the Waldo event.

The elusive character has black-rimmed glasses and striped shirts. If shoppers can find him in 10 spots, they will be eligible for prizes and coupons. Mayor Dean Theodorakos will pull the name of the winner of a grand prize from a basket at 6 p.m. July 31 at Bindings, 28 West Bank St. The winner receives a six-volume deluxe set of Waldo books.

A passport with a list of participating businesses is at Bindings. Waldo’s American publisher, Candlewick Press, is teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 265 independent bookstores all across the country, including Bindings Bookstore, for some hide-and-seek fun while promoting local businesses.