Can you find Waldo? To celebrate Waldo's 25th anniversary, he will be hiding in twenty local businesses in historic downtown Laramie throughout the month of July. Those who spot him can win Waldo themed prizes as well as gifts from local business.

To participate, pick up a search list from any of the following businesses and look for a six-inch "Waldo" in each. The more you find, the more chances you have to win!

Participating businesses include: Atmosphere Mountain Works, Big Hollow Food Coop, Copper Kettle, Cowgirl Yarn, Cross Country Connection, Curiosity Shoppe, Dodd's Shoe Co., Gallery West Frame Plant, Grand Newsstand, Jeffrey's Bistro, Miss Etta's Place, Music Box, Night Heron Books, Sweet Melissa's Vegetarian Café, Sweet Pickles, Sensuous She, The Chocolate Cellar, The Knothole, The Pedal House and The Second Story bookstore.

A prize drawing will be held at The Second Story located at 105 Ivinson Street during their "Find Waldo" party on Tuesday, July 31 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where's Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 55 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they've been translated into eighteen 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 teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and 250 independent bookstores across the country, including The Second Story in Laramie, to have fun and encourage people to visit local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the game lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Laramie, call The Second Story at 307-745-4423.