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Find Waldo in Camden 2014

Posted: June 26, 2014 4:42 p.m.
Updated: June 27, 2014 5:00 a.m.


Where’s Waldo? In Camden, of course!  The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more. From Mulberry Market at 536 DeKalb Street to Emmie’s Designs at 1041 Broad Street, and from Camden City Market at 645 Rutledge Street to Box, Paper, Scissors at 1011 Broad Street Waldo and newly added for 2014, faithful dog Woof, figures will be well hidden in local business establishments. Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement. *All 25 participating businesses are listed below!

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Camden, SC!” passport with the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Books on Broad and Coffee to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers to enter in a grand prize drawing on July 31, with the top prize being a pre-paid $100 credit card donated by First Citizens Bank of Camden!

Where’s Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in the late eighties. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 61 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into over 30 languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions.

In celebration of Waldo’s longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 250 independent bookstores all across the country, including Books on Broad and Coffee in Camden, SC, for some hide and seek fun as well as to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses.  There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo and Woof in Camden, call Books on Broad and Coffee at 713-7323.

Participating businesses include:

• Blackmon’s Little Midget,

• Blake & Ford,

• Books on Broad and Coffee,

• Box, Paper, Scissors,

• Boykin Furniture,

• Broad Street Lunch,

• Broad Street Market,

• Camden Antiques,

• Camden City Market,

• Camden House of Pizza,

• Camden Jewelers,

• Carolina Café,

• D’Antignac Designs,

• Emmie’s Designs,

• Galaxy Computers,

• Goodale Jewelers,

• Habitat ReStore,

• Hall TV,

• Littlefield Growers,

• Logan’s Appliance Center,

• Midlands Printing,

• Mulberry Market,

• Nettles Cleaners,

• Palmetto Coffee Shoppe and Tea Room, and

• Roxie Hart Salon.



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