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Veach’s Toy Store – An Amazing Adventure

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The holidays bring out the kid in all of us so there’s only one place to go when you’re in the mood for fun – Veach’s Toy Station at 715 East Main Street in Richmond, IN. Walking in the front doors, visitors are warmly welcomed by the third generation of the Veach family.

“Service, service, service,” is what John Veach offers customers of every age.  “We focus on small companies; American made toys.”

Full scale stuffed animals, oversized marionettes and kid-sized rocking chairs mingle with adorable dolls, magic kits and heavy-duty construction sets. The cheerful shop boasts a great selection of exciting board games, intriguing books and artistic crafts that enable children to be imaginative and creative.

“We know our products,” Veach continues. “We’ve been here for … hmmm … 73 years!”

Customers are encouraged to ask questions when searching for that perfect gift. The friendly folks at Veach’s are happy to explain and demonstrate everything from developmental baby items to rugged outdoor toys.

For the model railroader, the second floor is a wonderland of all kinds of electric trains, track, and accessories. Listen for the clackity-clack as the locomotives chug along, and watch as the passenger cars race alongside freight lines.

Ever since 1938, doting grown-ups have shared this inspired toy store with the youngsters in their lives. Birthdays are especially memorable when a child enters theBirthdayCastleto choose a special gift, receive a lollipop and make good use of the 10% off coupon.

Free gift wrapping is one more way that Veach’s shows it appreciates every customer. Gift givers can choose between Christmas or birthday themed paper, then browse among the American made jigsaw puzzles and motorized Coast Guard boats until the professionally finished gift is ready to take home.

While enjoying the festivities in downtown Richmond during this special season of heartfelt giving and enchanted memories, be sure to stop by Veach’s Toy Station From 9:30am until 6:00pm Monday through Saturday; from 9:30am until 9:00pm on Friday, and from noon until 5:00pm on Sunday.

With so many toys, games, books, kits, trucks, balls, dolls and more, the entire building is a celebration!

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Written by : Clare Seffrin Bond, a writer, life coach and marketing specialist, lives and works in Richmond, Indiana. A native of Wayne County, Clare enjoys exploring the historical sites of the area, as well as the many new locations offering excellent cuisine and live music. theroadtoclarity.com