Meet Orwell, the Downtown Owl. He recently flew into Mansfield and is hiding out here. He's pretty shy and could use some friends. That's why we're asking you and your family to find him in downtown Mansfield this July!
This summer the Black Swamp Trader & Firelands Gazette is teaming up with Main Street Books of Mansfield, Ohio on a scavenger hunt for Orwell the Downtown Owl. Throughout the month of July, Orwell will be hiding in 23 downtown Mansfield businesses, the list of which you’ll find in the summer issue of the Black Swamp Trader & Firelands Gazette with a map.
When kids find Orwell in a store, they collect a card from the store’s clerk and keep it. If they collect 10 cards, kids can bring them to Main Street Books for a prize; if they collect 16, they can bring them to the bookstore and be entered into prize drawings for gift cards and treats from the area businesses. If a child collects cards from every one of Orwell’s hiding spots, they’ll get their picture on the poster of Orwell’s Friendly Tree!
Orwell is throwing a Whoot-enany for all his new friends at Main Street Books. Come to the bookstore at 6pm on Friday, August 2nd for snacks and fun! The prizes for kids who’ve found Orwell 16 times will be drawn there. Prizes include tickets from the Renaissance Theatre, sweets from Squirrel’s Den and much more! The Grand Prize includes over $60 in gift certificates from Two Cousin’s Pizza to put toward a pizza party!
These businesses are hiding Orwell:
Athens Greek Restaurant
Cafe On Main
Coney Island Diner
Coney Island Inn
Element of Art
John’s Hobby Shop
Little Buckeye Children’s Museum
Main Street Books
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, Children’s Dept.
NC Urban Center
Relax, It’s Just Coffee
Richland Carrousel Park
Saffron Indian Cuisine
Sweet Treats Down Memory Lane
Two Cousins Pizza Co.
What Goes ‘Round Thrift Shoppe
We also received support from Carol & Carolyn's, Downtown Mansfield Inc., Neos Dance Theatre, and the Renaissance Theatre. For more information, call us or email us at info@MainStreetBooksMansfield.com.