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Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Each year, Neighborhood Toy Store Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of November thanks to the leadership of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA). ASTRA has more than 1,300 member toy stores across the country, and the annual celebration grows larger every year.

Where’s the WooHoo Factor in Your Community?

Where’s the WooHoo Factor in Your Community?

“I dreamed for a long time of opening a store with my daughter, Susan,” says Erin Blanton, co-owner of Pufferbellies in Staunton, Virginia. Pufferbellies is a locally-owned specialty toy store that carries the smart, unique toys that are so hard to find in the endless aisles at huge chain stores. “Susan is so knowledgeable about child development and children’s literature.

Wonder Works

The first thing you notice when you meet Christine Osborne is her infectious smile. You can’t help but share her smile as she tells you about her pride and joy – Wonder Works. Wonder Works is a specialty toy and gift store with two locations in Charleston and Mt. Pleasant SC. It’s also a place where you can find a plenty of giggles, laughs, smiles and “aha” moments.

Independent We Stand
Independent We Stand Independent We Stand