Hooray for Katherine, the grand prize winner of the complete box set of Waldo books.
The month of Waldo ended with a bang! The Waldo party was a blast with a large crowd of kids and parents in attendance for the grand prize drawings. The party began with yet another Waldo hunt to find three Waldo figures hidden in the store. The three winners each received a mixed candy bag donated by Holli's Sweet Tooth. Meanwhile, the real Waldo (Dr. John Bruce) was hiding behind the curtain, but the kids are expert hunters now and found him, too. Our very own Jackie Boyce played hostess as Wenda and organized a Waldo coloring activity and served a delicious slice of Waldo cake to everyone.
Believe it or not, there were 185 names in the grand prize drawing! We had a total of 6 grand prizes that included Waldo tote bags, Waldo postcard books, a Waldo poster book and the ultimate supreme grand prize of the complete box set of Waldo books. The prizes also included donated items such as t-shirts from Square Books, Jr., Cat Daddy's and Something Southern, crayons and a crayon holder from Belles and Beaus and a magnet board from Warehouse 605. Waldo in his infinite position of authority drew the names, and all the winners ended up being from right here in Oxford even though the competition was stiff with many entrants being from all over the southeast. However, no one went home empty handed as each child received a Waldo postcard as a memento.
We thank everyone who came to the party, everyone who participated in the hunt - those who were local and those from out of town, and all of the participating businesses around the Square who made the event possible.