Plans for GollyFest II are well on the way, and information and registration forms should be available in January.
Members of the I.G.C.C. who are also Teddy Bear or Steiff enthusiasts should note there are two other wonderful events being held right before, and after, GollyFest II. The first is the annual "TEDDY BEAR JUBILEE", which is held in Overland Park, Kansas. The other event, the FESTIVAL OF STEIFF, held at the same location as GOLLYFEST II, starts the day after GollyFest from July 17th -19th.
The Teddy Bear Jubilee is held from July 9th-11th. This event, now in its ninth year, features Teddy Bear workshops, seminars, banquets, convention souvenir, charity auction for Good Bears of the World, sales room, competitions and more.
Festival of Steiff, held annually by The Toy Store, will follow immediately after GollyFest II at the Hilton Hotel in Toledo, Ohio. Jam packed with special activities, including a beautiful sales room full of fabulous Steiff animals and Teddies, seminars, contests and delicious food, this show attracts participants from all over the world.
Overseas members should contact their travel agents to arrange a special "triangle fare" to attend all three events. Many airlines will give an additional fare reduction to parties of five or more. Hotels in both locations will offering special rates to attendees of the three events.
The few days between the Jubilee and GollyFest, before travelling to Toledo,could be spent in Kansas City, visiting the world class 'Toy & Miniature Museum' of Kansas City, the Presidential Library, or a number of other fine attractions.
For detailed information about each of these events, send a postcard with your name and address to:
TEDDY BEAR JUBILEE, 'Dolls, Bears and Funny Hares',
5817 Johnson Dr, Mission,KS, 66202, USA