July 29, 2013 by Scott Klepach
Who doesn’t like a good scavenger hunt?
Inklings Bookshop seems to have an idea that we never really outgrow them. That’s why it’s hosting its own Bookstore Scavenger Hunt, from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 10.
The event, designed for kids and adults, will have hunters explore the bookshop, at 5629 Summitview Ave. in Yakima, in a whole new way. Participants can go solo or form teams to find various items that can all be found in the store.
Prizes are up for grabs, too, including Keri Smith’s The Pocket Scavenger, the book that inspired this particular scavenger hunt.
You can call the store at 509-965-5830 for more information.
June 24, 2013 by Scott Klepach
Waldo’s back. But where is he, anyway? That stealthy, likable, white-and-red-striped-shirt-wearing man seems to be in many parts of Yakima.
Now it’s your turn to find out just where he is and then get rewarded!
The second annual “Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt” kicks off this July. Sponsored by Inklings Bookshop, the scavenger hunt will have you and your family traveling around to many businesses in Yakima – 25 of them in all.
What prizes are in store for you if you accept this mission? You mean, other than bragging rights and the sheer fun of participating in a scavenger hunt to find Waldo? Very well. You can add stickers, book coupons and more to the list of prizes.
“Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt” kicks off July 1 and runs through the end of the month. Participants must pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Yakima!” passport to get the list of all Waldo sites. Once you spot him at each business, you can get your passport stamped or signed to catalog your progress.
The scavenger hunt’s sponsor seems to understand the magnitude of getting to all 25 sites. So the first 100 participants to reach the tenth location can head back to Inklings Bookshop, 5629 Summitview Ave. in Yakima, to get a prize. Those getting to the 20-site mark will be entered into a grand prize drawing – a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books – which will be announced in the store at 6:30 p.m. July 31.
That same night will feature what Inklings Bookshop bookseller and events coordinator Emily Ring describes as an “event that will culminate with a big party … with lots of drawings (including the grand prize drawing), games, cake, and a live broadcast by 107.3 KFFM.”
So, what’s a mom to do to keep from hearing “after this game” or “but Mom” just one more time?
Solution: Send ‘em outside with something do. Hey, we’re not saying they should mow the lawn (although that’s not a bad idea). Try a scavenger hunt.