Wednesday, November 9, 2011

National Neighborhood Toy Store Day -- Saturday

Saturday, November 12
Mr. Fub's Party "Toys and More"
252 Xenia Avenue

More than 500 stores from coast to coast will participate

As a child, nothing compared to the enchanted feeling of shopping for toys at your local toy store. Gazing with wonder at the aisles of exciting choices…holding your new toy for the very first time…anticipation building inside you as you finally took your new gifts home.

On November 12, Mr. Fub’s Party will join over 500 stores across the country to celebrate the second annual national Neighborhood Toy Store Day.

"When you shop at an independent toy store, you are entering a universe of play possibilities," explains Kathleen McHugh, President of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). "Neighborhood Toy Store Day is about celebrating the role the local store plays in the community. We are highlighting the expertise your local store has in selecting just the right toy to help your child grow and learn through play."

As part of the festivities, Mr. Fub’s Party will offer helium balloons, gifts, treats, and 3 drawings for $25.00 Gift Certificates.

“It’s very important for consumers to understand the uniqueness and outstanding quality of toys found at their local toy store versus a national chain,” McHugh stated. “Many of the toys you see at independently owned toy stores are not advertised on television and are mostly made by small manufacturers.”

Priscilla Moore, owner of Mr. Fub’s Party explained, “With our expert understanding of how kids play, we have toys that deliver the highest value, inviting imaginative discovery and encouraging creative thinking.”

And consumers can be confident that more of the dollars spent in local, independently-owned stores, stay in the community -- 25% percent more in contrast with national chains, according to the 3/50 Project. Resident business owners pour more money and energy back into the community in the form of everything from tax dollars to charity donations to participating in local initiatives through civic associations and area chambers of commerce.

Priscilla Moore has worked on a national level to promote independent toy stores and on a local level to promote Yellow Springs’ unique shopping experience. “I have the best job in the world and am grateful to the community that embraces us and the opportunity to serve them!”