Unfortunately, this year, Candlewick Press has cancelled its Where's Waldo event that we have held each July for children & adults across our area. While it is unfortunate that we won't be searching for Waldo, we are excited to present a similar campaign.
The Central Virginia Business Coalition, along with Presenting Sponsor Beacon Credit Union have put on our thinking caps and "Pirate Bob's Quest" has been created. Bob was first created as the community event mascot from Beacon Credit Union to accompany Waldo on his adventures this year but now Bob is going solo and taking our area captive!
Follow Pirate Bob throughout the month of August to search for hidden treasure in local businesses throughout Central Virginia!!!
The format will be very similar to Waldo with a few exceptions, in that participants will be searching for a treasure chest with gold pieces in each location. Pirate Bob will be making appearances each week in different stores giving clues to the treasures' whereabouts!! While social distancing will still more than likely be in effect during this time, we are more hopeful that stores will be open and able to continue with this popular summer event.
Businesses will also have the opportunity to participate virtually if they do not feel comfortable having people enter their businesses. If you choose this option, we will have you hide a treasure chest somewhere on your website or Facebook page with a code printed on it. Searchers will need to find the hidden treasure chest and write the code in your space on the passport. We are excited because this option allows businesses to participate that may not have a store front.



THIS EVENT WILL BE HEAVILY MARKETED BEGINNING IN JUNE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE MONTH OF AUGUST! WE ARE HOPING THIS WILL BRING A BOOST TO BUSINESSES IN OUR AREA BY BRINGING THEM VISIBILITY TO CONSUMERS WHO ARE READY TO GET OUT AND DO SOMETHING FUN!