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“For the Kids” – It’s THON weekend here in State College

Tweet February is big in Happy Valley, thanks to a 4-letter word: THON. In the same year as Growing Tree Toys opened its store here in State College, 1973, a group of Penn State students held the school’s first Dance Marathon, with 34 dancers. To quote from the history section of the THON website: “The [...]

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Growing Tree Toys is off to Toy Fair!

Tweet Although most of the East Coast is under multiple inches, if not feet, of snow (us included!), we are gearing up to head to the hottest event in toys – Toy Fair! For four days, we will do nothing but seek out the newest toy companies and toy products, check out what our favorite [...]

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We’re Tickled Pink with the Lady Lions – A State College Event

Tweet State College, PA is of course home to Growing Tree Toys since its opening in 1973. But “Happy Valley” is also infamous for Penn State University, along with its stellar sports teams and philanthropic activities. Both come together in the annual WBCA Pink Zone® festivities held by the Lady Lions basketball team. The WBCA [...]

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Counting Down Your Holiday Shopping Days!

Tweet It is hard to believe that Hanukkah is well under way; we are one week from Christmas Eve and only two weeks from New Year’s Eve! But while we are coming down the holiday stretch, there is still plenty of time to finish your holiday shopping list online– and get your order delivered in [...]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals on Toys!

Tweet It is that time of year again – time for some holiday shopping madness! The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960’s for the shopping frenzy that is the day after Thanksgiving. And ever since, businesses, shoppers and Santa’s elves have tried to make the most of the shopping deals found on Black [...]

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Finding Holiday Toys for the Children on Your List!

Tweet Whether it is a child’s wish list or recommendations from a friend or family member, many of us will have plenty of ideas when purchasing for the little ones on our list this holiday season. But even though we have plenty of ideas for some of the children on our list, many of us [...]

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