Toys truly are us; join in the celebration

Nancy Hansen of the Toy Box - Contributed photo
Nancy Hansen of the Toy Box
— image credit: Contributed photo

The Toy Box will join in the celebration of the third annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Saturday, Nov. 10. Established by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, Neighborhood Toy Store Day helps local communities celebrate the joy and wonder of shopping locally while supporting the local retailer’s commitment to the community.

“Neighborhood Toy Store Day provides families with an enjoyable and exciting way to support their community’s independent toy store,” ASTRA President Kathleen McHugh said in a press release. “Local toy stores add charm and character to neighborhoods across the country and provide children with a wide variety of unique and quality toy options typically unavailable at big box stores. Retailers look forward to this special day as a way to celebrate with the community and the customers they value.”

Participating toy stores will organize customized events to help launch the holiday shopping season.

This year, The Toy Box in Friday Harbor will host the following activities: free cookies and surprise drawings at the register for instant discounts. Families of all ages are invited to stop buy and celebrate; the Toy Box is located at 20 First Street.

“This will be the third year we have celebrated this event, it is a fun day where we introduce the Best Toys for Kids for 2012” said Toy Box owner, Nancy Hanson.

For more information about Neighborhood Toy Store Day visit


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