Thursday, June 18, 2015

Taylor man planning Toy Show for charity in Toledo

A trio of toy collectors are planning a toy show that will benefit schools and other charities.
Taylor resident Norm Stachulski, along with Monroe County resident Kris Ilstrup and Toledo resident Toby Borer are putting on the July 11 show at Trilby Park in Toledo, with a portion of the proceeds set to be donate to Toledo area schools.
“I was on the Taylor School Board,” Stachulski said, “and I see the need to give back when we can.”
The show will be open at 9 a.m. for early bird sales and 10 a.m. for regular shoppers. Admission is $6 for early entry and $3 for normal admission with children 12 and under free.
Advertised as the “My Old Toys,” toys, comics and collectibles show, it is the first show the friends have put together, but if it is successful they will plan more shows in different cities.
“The one thing we are sure of is that whatever city we’re in we’ll be donating to local schools,” Stachulski said.
Ilstrup and Borer have known each other since high school, both met Stachulski through collecting on Instagram and have become good friends who frequently go toy hunting together.
“We travel all over the tri-state area,” Ilstrup said. “We see a lot of people from our area at the shows we go to, but there aren’t other shows in the general area. That’s what we’re hoping to fix.”
Borer added that shows in Bowling Green, Ohio, and in Monroe, Wayne and Washtenaw counties are on the horizon if the initial Toledo show goes over well.
“The sky's the limit,” he said. “We want to do several a year.”
Trilby Park is at 3125 Shawnee Street, Toledo Ohio.

If you go:
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11.
Where: Trilby Park Shelter House, 3125 Shawnee Street. Toledo, Oh
Price: $6 early, $3 regular

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