Monday, January 26, 2009

A really big show

The Telegraph Herald hosted its sixth annual Big Boy Toy Show this past weekend. I had no official duties, but did stop by for the event -- held for the first time at the spacious Grand River Center on the Dubuque riverfront. The previous five shows were at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.

Good thing we changed the venue -- the place was packed!

We had a record turnout, and it wasn't because of the climbing wall.

On Saturday, the featured celebrity was legendary fisherman Babe Winkelman. On Sunday, people were lined up by the hundreds to get the autographs of Iowa Hawkeye and Wisconsin Badger football stars, including likely early-round NFL draft pick Shonn Greene. I couldn't get close enough to get a better picture of the athletes -- lest I get roughed up by the people in line, thinking I'm a budger -- however, the bottom photo prominently features another Greene (Amy).

Anyway, we were pleased with the turnout and the response, and look forward to the seventh annual show in 2010!

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