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In 32 years, the Fremont Toy Show has grown from a small event to something much bigger. The event that needed just a portion of one building in its inaugural show now boasts three buildings and 235 tables at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds (901 Rawson Ave.). 

Held every spring, this year’s show will be held Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The toy show was started in 1985 by three couples – Bob and Marilyn Siefke, Tom and Sandy Overmyer and Larry and Connie Longanbach. Today, the Siefkes and Sandy Overmyer are still involved, as is Wendy Todd, Sandy’s daughter, and Carol and Gene Woodrick.

“People in the community really look forward to it. They always ask when the show is coming up. There are a lot of people that collect farm toys,” Bob Siefke said. “There is all kinds of stuff; you’d be amazed to see what’s there – a little bit of everything.”

Theater League will present the four-time Tony Award winning “Pippin” March 16-19 at the Stranahan Theater. 

Packed with extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs, Pippin has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years. The musical tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?

“Pippin” is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”

Birds of the Black Swamp
Black Swamp Bird Observatory Executive Director Kimberly Kaufman will discuss, “Birds of the Black Swamp, Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Lake Erie Center, 6200 Bayshore Rd., Oregon.

Kaufman is an accomplished author, contributes to the magazine “Birds and Blooms” and is a co-author of the “Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England” and “Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest.”


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