Kids can come too, but this weekend at the Iowa City airport, a lot of the displays are calculated to make the eyes of their elders light up. Jack Young is a co-founder of the “Big Kids Toy Show” that’s in its second year. Their goal’s to have an event folks could come out for and enjoy a day in the sunshine while they look at toys they might not get to look over anyplace else — “fancy boats and cars and motorhomes and motorcycles.”
There will be flying toys, too. He says aircraft on display will include a brand-new business jet as well as a Cessna-182 private plane. The original idea was to have things people like to see and wish for — and Young says while a quarter-million-dollar motor-home may be out of the reach of most people, they’d like to see one.
There’s going to be a semi to climb into, and several P-51 Mustang World War 2 fighter aircraft and they may do some flying around. It’s all for a good cause, a local kids’ museum.
The Iowa Children’s Museum in Coralville is a part of the Coral Ridge Mall, and its exhibits are not complete. The organizers of the Big Kids Toy Show have pledged to help with the building of a permanent exhibit that’ll have an aviation theme. The show Saturday and Sunday at the Iowa City airport also features a pancake breakfast both days.
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