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Toy Con-Bridgeview, IL 12-4-11

Postby Schph Gochi » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:31 pm

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The MWG started appearing at the annual ToyCon Charity Toy Show in December of 2004. This little toy convention is held at the Bridgeview Village Hall each year in December. Toy Con is held 4 times a year but the December show is special in as much as this show is for Children't Treasure Chest for Pediatric Oncology. All participants coming in through the door get in free if they bring a toy to donate. A lot of the vendors at the show also donate toys. Our mission and purpose for appearing is to pose for photos sold for $10.00 each with the proceeds going to Children's Treasure Chest and we also always arrive with bags of toys to donate.

This year our efforts raised $180.00. (approx 50 hours of volunteer time)

Thanks to all who came out today...and a special thank you to our friends from the Wisconsin Garrison who came a looooong way to visit with us.

Toy Con is always a laid back chance to make a little money for charity, and to hang out with each other.


Particiapants (In no particular order)


Rudy Grasha - AR 3620 - ARC Trooper Colt
Rich Markle - SL 1781 - Vader
Conor Markle - Luke Skywalker
Vince Baena TB-7596 Biker Scout
Edward Krzyzowski TI 4438 - Tusken
Cheryl Whitaker - TB 3127 - Biker Scout
Eric Pfeiffer - TX 3667 - Shadow Scout
Thomas Turner -SL4913 - Endor Trooper
Steve Gaza - TK4034 - Stormtrooper
Neil Auer - TK 3446 - Stormtrooper
Gehrig Auer - Podracer Anakin
Dan Moriarity - TK 9039 - ARF Camo Waxer
Colin Moriarity - Jawa
Kylie Moriarity - Jawa
Scott Goebel - TI 6773 - Tie Pilot
Jason Rotunda - TS 7938 - Snowtrooper
Kathy Van Beuningen - TS9989 - Snowtrooper
Jerry Budde - DZ 084 Tusken
Chris Spice - TD7306 - Support
Ashley McClintock - Endor Trooper
Steve Szyndrowski - ID3052 - Imperial Officer
Schph Gochi - TK 1951 Endor Trooper and Rebel Vanguard
Corey Brandt - Tusken #6475


Did I forget anyone??


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and...
yes Chris (big sexy) - we did say Hi to your tree for you

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More photos...
(sorry there is a lot of me in the album..but I had to get some photos of both the Endor Trooper and the Rebel Vanguard for "official" purposes...


http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa30 ... ?start=all
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Re: Toy Con-Bridgeview, IL 12-4-11

Postby crix » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:56 pm

added to TOD

let me know if I missed you please
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Re: Toy Con-Bridgeview, IL 12-4-11

Postby TI4438 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:14 pm

I was great to see so many troops today.The little guy was a bit overwhelmed,but he did enjoy seeing all the 'Stormers'!

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Re: Toy Con-Bridgeview, IL 12-4-11

Postby Vadersblade » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:16 pm

Sorry I missed out on this. Look like you guys had a great time!
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Re: Toy Con-Bridgeview, IL 12-4-11

Postby gazmosis » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:26 pm

Yet another pleasurable event! It was great to see all of you!! Thanks to Dan's wife for getting all those great shots!!!!
Thanks Phyllis for all you work in arranging this!
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Re: Toy Con-Bridgeview, IL 12-4-11

Postby Schph Gochi » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:47 am

I spoke briefly with the sponsors of this event to see if there is a way we can better "advertise" our presence at Toy Con.

He brought up that they do several other fundraisers for Children's Treasure Chest for Pediatric Oncology..
and..
one is at a bar..
lol..

so..
I told him to make sure that they let me know...
and see if there is a way to put our services to work at a venue that may net more donations...

I do forsee that we will always do Toy Con as long as we are invited...
it is an annual tradition that is fun and laid back...
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Re: Toy Con-Bridgeview, IL 12-4-11

Postby TI4438 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:47 am

This is one of the events that I always look forward to.
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Re: Toy Con-Bridgeview, IL 12-4-11

Postby seven skulls » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:10 pm

Missed
Corey Brandt - Tusken #6475

Great event! Need kids next year but it was fun hanging out.
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Re: Toy Con-Bridgeview, IL 12-4-11

Postby Schph Gochi » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:51 am

added....

This is one of those events I might have needed a sign in sheet..

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