‘Playtime’ to exhibit antique toys

By The Mercury

A new exhibit, Playtime, will open to the public Sunday in the auditorium gallery of the Geary County Historical Museum at the corner of Sixth and Adams streets in Junction City.

The opening is being done in conjunction with the historical society’s annual Fall Fair and Ice Cream Social, held on the grounds behind the museum from 3 to 6 p.m.

Admission to the fair and the exhibit is free to the public.

Exhibit visitors will see a variety of vintage and more recent toys children in Geary County have enjoyed in the past century, including pull toys, a Soap Box Derby car, old skates, old baseball gear, electric trains and western, military and space

Children visiting the exhibit will be able to operate an electric train, play with building blocks or play a game of Twister, Hagedorn said.

The fair outside the museum will feature the traditional pies, cakes, brownies and homemade ice cream as well as other food to eat.

Three student music groups of Unified School District 475 are slated to entertain: the Junction City High School Blue Jay Jazz Band, the JCHS Orchestra Ensemble and the Junction City Middle School Band Ensemble. They will play to 3 to 5 p.m. at the fair site.

Chapman musician and businessman Steve Fansler also has been booked to perform. He plans to perform a recently conceived program of acoustic and electric guitar music titled “Steve Fansler Up Close and Personal” from 5 to 6 p.m.

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