The Great Rocky Mountain Toy Co. CELEBRATES THIRD NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE DAY ON NOV. 10
November 09, 2012
Posted By: Shaunescy
The Great Rocky Mountain Toy Co . CELEBRATES THIRD
NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE DAY ON NOV. 10
More than 500 stores from coast to coast will participate
On November 10, The Great Rocky Mountain Toy Co. will join over 500 stores across
the country to celebrate the third annual 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 toy to help your child grow and learn through play."
As part of the festivities, The Rocky Mountain Toy Co. will offer prizes, raffles, game
demonstrations, balloons and glitter tattoos.
“It’s very important for consumers to understand the uniqueness and outstanding quality
of toys found at their local toy store versus a national chain,” McHugh stated. “Many of
the toys you see at independently owned toy stores are not advertised on television and
are mostly made by small manufacturers.”
Independent toy stores can even help you find top toys for the children on your list this
holiday season with help from The 2012 Best Toys for Kids Award list.
Michele & Charlie West, owners, of The Toy Co. 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
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