Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Saturday, November 9th. Please join us for a day of fun!
Take this opportunity to get to know your neighborhood toy store! Throughout the day we'll have all sorts of events going on, game demos, different craft activities for the kids each hour, cupcakes, snacks and juice!
9:30 Autograph signing with World Frisbee Champion Gary Auerbach. Frisbee demonstrations and hands-on fun!
12-2: Ballon animals and magic with Wes Iseli
12-4: Artery Live Painting (weather permitting). Watch as local artists create a painting, and even add a few brushstrokes of your own!
2-4 pm: Face Painting by Larkin Arts
2-4 pm: Hooping with Friendly City Hoops
3 pm: Lego contest prize drawings (Builders do NOT have to be present to win.)
Lego Building Contest:
All ages are invited to build a Lego creation and enter it in our contest. The only rule is, well, actually there's no rule! Get creative and let your imagination guide you!
Entries should be dropped off at the store during the week of Nov. 3-8, Monday thru Friday, or on Saturday before 2:00. Entries will be labeled with the builder's name and displayed in the window for the week. All entrants will receive a Lego minifigure (while supplies last). On Saturday, prizes will be awarded in each age category by random drawing. Age categories are: 5 and under, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-17, and adults. Builders do not need to be present to win.
All creations will be returned to their owners. Builders can take them home on Saturday, or pick them up any time during the week of Nov. 10-14.
This nationwide event, held every year on the second Saturday of November, reminds consumers of the importance of independent toy stores and the value of shopping within their local community. Shopping at neighborhood and independent retailers not only increases consumer choice, it also preserves jobs and local character. According to the 3/50 Project, for every $100 spend in local, independently-owned stores, $68 returns to the community in the form of taxes, salaries, charitable contributions, children's educational programs and more -- in contrast with only $43 when consumers spend their money at a national chain.