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.
In a world where new gadgets pop up every day, it is heartening to know that some good things never change.
On November 12, My Little Red Wagon will join hundreds of locally owned 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 innovative, exclusive and engaging toy to help your child grow and learn through play."
As part of the festivities, My Little Red Wagon will be celebrating Neighborhood Toy Store Day
with a visit from Santa's elves and some fun activities and treats for the kids. There will be a
drawing for prizes including a $50 gift card. The event will take place form 11am to 2pm in
their Hudson store.
Independent toy stores can even help you find top toys for the children on your list this holiday
season with help from The 2011 Best Toys for Kids Award list.
Michelle Sahr, owner of My Little Red Wagon explained, “With our expert understanding
of how kids play, ASTRA members have created a list of 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.
McHugh urged shoppers to take this opportunity to be part of a celebration of community and to get to know their neighborhood toy store on Neighborhood Toy Store Day.
“By shopping locally, consumers will find great toys while supporting vibrant communities and
sustainable economic development. Visit your neighborhood toy store and you may bring home
more than just the perfect gift, you'll share the spirit of the season.”
My Little Red Wagon, 220 N. Main Street, Hudson, OH 44236, 330-650-1295