Beloved children’s book character Waldo has wandered his way to Perham.
The Willow Bookstore is one of 250 bookstores across America selected for the Find Waldo Local program. Find Waldo Local is a community-wide shop local scavenger hunt that promotes small businesses.
Participants start with a passport with a list of 24 local businesses that are hiding a mini Waldo standee. When every Waldo is spotted, along with Waldo’s nemesis Odlaw, participants receive a button and are entered into a drawing for prizes.
Willow Bookstore Owner Megan Wells said she was very surprised when she learned her store was selected to host the month long event.
Wells said she’s distributed 400 passports and over 100 people have turned in completed passports.
The search wraps up with a free party featuring Waldo related games, foods and cookies on July 27th at 1 p.m. at the Willow Bookstore.