Always Time for Toys



The Prowers County Farm Bureau hosted their annual Toy Show at the Lamar Elks Lodge this past Saturday, January 13th.  The annual event runs from 9am to 3pm and allows toy collectors to display and sell their memorabilia and offer some brand new creations to the world of toys.

Father and Son Consider a Purchase

Don McBee from the Farm Bureau, said the attendance was about what was expected for the event, “We were up against some out-of-town wrestling events and the opening of the new truck stop,” he said, but he was happy with the number of persons who showed up to view the toys or to shop for a bargain. You could notice a number of dads with their kids, going over some of the older displays.  McBee offers several tables of collectibles going back several decades including a scaled down fire engine that comes with a small seat and pulling handle that could accommodate a toddler.

Most of the displays were agriculture-oriented, featuring farm equipment, semi-trucks and tractors and the 3-D displays are catching on in popularity; toys which can be manufactured on-the-spot from a downloaded computer program. Some entrepreneurs email an order from a customer to the manufacturer and divide the profits from a pre-arranged agreement.

Chris Rundell was manning the ticket booth for the $2 admission for adults, kids ten and under got in for free. The Bureau members held a periodic ticket drawing for various prizes, while Elks members manned the concession stand through the afternoon.

By Russ Baldwin

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