Annual Toy And Hobby Show To Benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals To Be Held April 5

GRAY - People who have a passion for collectibles or are looking to support a worthy cause should mark their calendars for Saturday, April 5.

Continuing an annual tradition, the Tri-Cities Toy and Hobby Show to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Appalachian Fairgrounds.

Among the items available for purchase are vintage toys, comic books, baseball cards, action figures, Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, Japanese Anime, Fisher Price Little People, knives and coins. The event will also have a silent auction featuring items such as original comic book art and autographed baseball cards and baseballs.

Admission is $3. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free. Vendors can purchase a table for $25 or three for $60.

Proceeds from admissions, table sales, silent auctions and refreshments sold at the event will be donated to Children's Miracle Network.

Wellmont Health System has been the regional affiliate of Children's Miracle Network for more than 25 years. All money raised locally for Children's Miracle Network stays in the area to benefit children's health. Wellmont uses proceeds to purchase equipment for its pediatric departments, neonatal intensive care unit and emergency departments and to fund community partnerships that advance children's health.

"This is a wonderful show that illustrates the broad base of support Children's Miracle Network enjoys in our region," said Todd Norris, Wellmont's senior vice president of system advancement and president of Wellmont Foundation. "We encourage everyone to attend, and we thank the leaders of this event for their commitment to improve a child's quality of life."

For more information about the show, please call Michael Stevens, the organizer, at 423-538-0202 or visit

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