Waldo, that perennially peripatetic and casually camouflaged guy in red and white stripes, is in town! Find him at the 25 participating local businesses and you might win a prize.
A complete list of businesses where you might find Waldo is available at Encore Books, or at the Inklings Bookshop website. Inklings is Waldo headquarters and will be hosting a grand celebration event on July 31 where prizes will be awarded and fun will be had by all.
The reasons to shop local are many, including:
- More money spent at a local business stays in the local economy versus money spent at a national chain… about 50% more!
- Buying local means less packaging and less transportation costs and a smaller carbon footprint.
- Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
- A variety of locally owned businesses means greater choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community to live in.