Medina FFA has new event showcasing farm toys

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 30 September 2019 at 7:45 am

Antique trucks and cars will also be featured on Saturday

Photo by Ginny Kropf: The late Lee Roberts looks at one wall of the antique tractors in his collection, taken at his house in 2006. A toy show Saturday at Medina High School is being held in Roberts’ honor. Roberts, a Medina graduate, had an extensive collection of farm toys.

MEDINA – The late Lee Roberts was a busy local farmer, but he also made time to play.

Roberts, whose memory will be honored by the Medina FFA with a toy show on Saturday at Medina High School, was also an avid collector of farm toys and tractors. A room in his house was devoted entirely to his collection.

Saturday’s event, planned by Medina FFA adviser Todd Eick, will include vendors, displays and more.

The day will begin with a pancake breakfast in the high school cafeteria from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost of $5 will include admission to the toy show, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Without breakfast, admission to the toy show is $3.

Other events of the day include a free antique truck and tractor show in the high school parking lot, along with a Medina Canal Village Farm Market sample tent from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tickets will be available for a basket raffle and drawing for a John Deere Fire Truck pedal car provided by the Medina FFA and FFA Alumni. Tickets on the pedal car are $5 and anyone who buys a ticket and brings the stub to the toy show will received $1 off admission. The pedal car is brand new and comes with the original box and a custom made display case. Drawings will take place at 2 p.m.

Also free will be a National Alpaca Days tour at FFA’s model farm on the southwest corner of the school grounds.

Eick plans to make this an annual event.

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