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The Fisher-Price Collectors Club held our annual convention over the weekend of July 29 - July 30, 2011. We had an awesome time!

Read on down for details!

Sorry not many photos on this page! Sadly very few came out decently.

During the summer of 2011, the Fisher - Price Collectors Club once again held our annual convention in East Aurora, NY. This year, we held a social hour on Friday July 29th; then had our annual sale and dinner on Saturday July 30th. As with every year, we had a great time! We saw many familiar faces, plus many new members who joined us this year. We even met our youngest club member ever - at only six years old! Yes, we shared stories about our toys and recent rummage finds; talked about our collections; updated everyone about our families and what they are up to; and just chatted the time away!


Schedule of Events for 2011: (Click here for a map)

Here is the schedule of the events at our 2011 convention:

July 29 & 30, 2011 : Convention Schedule of Events

TimeEvent Where
Friday, July 29
3:00 pm
Social Hour for the Fisher-Price Collectors Club. Light refreshments served. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 43 Pine Street, East Aurora

Saturday, July 30
9:00 am to 2:30ish pm
Fisher-Price Collectors Club's Antique/Collectible Toy Show and Sale! 7 Vendors selling their wares! Immanuel Lutheran Church, 43 Pine Street, East Aurora
Saturday, July 30
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
East Aurora's Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale & Street Festival Main Street, East Aurora NY. Going on outside the Sale.
Saturday, July 30
Around 3:30ish
Fisher-Price Collectors Club Board Meeting East Aurora
Saturday, July 30
6:30 to 8:30ish
Fisher-Price Collectors Club's Annual Dinner - Reservations required; for club members and their guests Village Kitchen Cafe, 40 Riley Street, East Aurora NY. We had our raffle, which is a Toyfest Squeaky Limited Edition Reproduction from 1995. Also gave out the Caring and Sharing Award and Exceptional Service Award. Ted F. was our speaker, telling all about the Little People toy, the #991 Music Box Lacing Shoe. As with every year, we had a feast worthy of the royals of the Little People #993 Castle set!


The 2011 Convention - What Went On!

Friday July 29th: The club held a social hour at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Pine Street. To our happiness, we had more people show up than we expected, which was great! Fortunately Jacquie and crew had enough refreshments for everyone, and then some! I think it was mentioned that we had around 30 people stop by. We even had some club members drop in that we haven't seen in years. Afterwards, we all agreed that the social hour was a great idea and we got to do them more often at our conventions!

Saturday July 30th: We held our Antique and Collectible Toy Show and Sale and we were very pleased with the turnout. We had 7 vendors selling (some had stuff covering multiple tables) so there was plenty of toys to see! We got some good foot traffic from people attending the Street and Sidewalk sale going on outside across the parking lot; plus quite a few FP fans who came out just to find the Fisher-Price parts and pieces they always been looking for. As always, the club members and sellers passed the time chatting and gabbing all about their favorite toys and collections!

In the evening, we held our annual dinner with about 30 people in attendance. The catered food was served buffet style; dessert included. We held our fundraiser raffle; gave out the Caring and Sharing Award and Service Award; and gave positive thoughts and best wishes to some club members who couldn't attend due to illness or loss in the family. As in a couple of prior years, Ted F. was our speaker, telling us all about a very particular Fisher-Price toy that combined the Little People with wind-ups - the #991 Music Box Lacing Shoe. Of course, he had one mint-in-the-box (awesome!). So we gabbed away the evening, enjoying our food and listening to our speaker. The evening wound down a little before 9:00, said our bye's for now, and hope to see everyone again next year!


Photos From the Convention

I still need to upload some photos from the convention. Many of mine didn't come out well, so I looking for some more from other club members to post here. Check back again later as I finish - still working on this ....!





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Last Updated: July 18, 2012

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The Fisher-Price Collectors Club Convention 2011