Vineyard Haven businesses ask: “Where’s Waldo?”


Where’s Waldo? In Vineyard Haven, of course. He’s turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs will be visiting many local businesses in Vineyard Haven all through the month of July.

Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more. Waldo figures will be showing up at: Alley Cat, The Beach House, Bespoke Abode, Blissed Out, Brickman’s, Bryn Walker, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, CB Stark, Citrine, Educomp, The Green Room, Juliska, Mix, Mocha Motts, Off Main, Shirt Tales, and more.

Those who wish to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo in Vineyard Haven!” search list at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore (BGB) with the names of all the participating businesses. You will then receive an “I Found Waldo” card for each Waldo you spot. The first 100 players who collect 8 cards at participating businesses and turn them in at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore will win a Waldo button.

Those who collect cards at 16 or more participating businesses and turn them in at BGB will win a Waldo button and be entered to win other, larger prizes which will be drawn at a Waldo party on July 31 at BGB. The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books.

Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987.

There is no charge to participate, and the game lasts for the entire month of July. For more information call Bunch of Grapes Bookstore at 508-693-2291.