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Where's Wally? Much loved scarecrow goes AWOL in Mobberley
HAVE you spotted a stuffy character with thick black glasses, red and white stripy top and walking stick?
Do you know Where Wally is?
It would seem the master of disguise has perfected his art as the much loved fictional character has gone AWOL in Mobberley.
Now his owners Mike and Marg McDonald are appealing for Wally’s safe return to his fence on Tipping Brow.
Marg, who lives on Tipping Brow, said: “I can see the funny side but I’m hoping he comes home. Somebody might have been fooling around, just playing a prank, but I thought he would be back by now.”
The first-ever Mobberley Scarecrow Festival Competition is currently taking place across the village and Mike and Marg decided to get into the spirit of things by creating a Wally scarecrow.
The scarecrows had to be put in place by Sunday September 14 ready for the ‘official judging’ by the children of Mobberley Primary School and residents of Sunrise Senior Living Care Home with all proceeds going to the Mobberley Trust.
Marg, who spent almost three days making Wally, added: “I thought of the children of Mobberley School. My grandson has the Where’s Wally books and I thought it would be funny and something the children would be interested in.”
“He was taken at some stage on Sunday night and we had only put him out on Saturday. It such a shame he didn’t stick around as nobody had an opportunity to enjoy him.”
Judging will take place any time between now and October 13 and Marg hopes that her scarecrow will make a return in time to take part.
She added: “The whole thing is sad. Whoever has him put him back, you’ve had your fun.
“There will be no questions asked if he’s put back in place - that would be the end of it.”
There is a more sentimental reason behind Marg’s appeal for the return of Wally. Wally was in possession of her late ‘nanna’s’ walking stick who died in the 1970s.
Do you know of the whereabouts of Wally? Phone 01606 813 623 or email email@example.com.
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