“The American Specialty Toy and Retailing Association (ASTRA) established Neighborhood Toy Store Day to introduce families to the fun of shopping at local toy stores and to celebrate each retailer’s commitment to the community. “
This Saturday is the 3rd Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day.
This Saturday local toy stores across the country will be hosting events to invite families to come into their store and see what they have to offer. “According to the 3/50 Project, for every $100 spent in local, independently-owned stores, $68 returns to the community in the form of taxes, salaries, charitable contributions and more— in contrast with only $43 when consumers spend their money at a national chain.”* So while the activities and fun times are free, why not get some early holiday shopping done while you’re there?
Saturday 10 November
10 am – 2pm
Snickelfritz Toys, Westfield Hawthorn (lower level by JcPenny’s) Vernon Hills
Bring the kids…and the grandparents and tell your friends to meet you here. This is an event you will not want to miss! There will be so much to do, from trying out our favorite games and crafts, to getting your hair decorated with Hair Chox, or getting one of the brand new Glitter Tattoos! (Glitter Tattoos will cost $1, but all money collected will be donated to the local VA Hospital) Finally, any purchase for $20 or more will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a free toy!
The highlight of the event will be a visit from Santa! Santa will be available for pictures, so parents will want to bring their cameras!
It’s not all fun and games though, there is a good cause attached! Snickelfritz Toys will be donating 10% of all sales on November 10th to The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center, our local VA Hospital.
They will also be having a Candy Collection for our troops. Families are encouraged to bring their extra Halloween candy and it will be sent to our troops serving around the world. There will also be supplies available during the event so children can write a letter or color a picture to be sent to our troops serving away from their families this holiday season.
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 21540 West Field Pkwy
Free in-store demos of ASTRA Award Winning Master Piece Art Kits. During the demo children will be able to recreate their own painting of Claude Money’s Water Lillies.
Northerly Outfitters, 1166 E. Washington St., Grayslake
Northerly Outfitters has teamed up with the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) to celebrate kids, games/toys and neighborhood stores. For one day only, all games and toys will be on sale. We’ll also have several of our toys out of their boxes so children and adults can give them a try. Finally … an excuse to JUST PLAY on a Saturday!
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to tell them Little Lake County sent you!