New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Pa^e 10AHerald-Zeltung, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, April 14, 1991
Accepting a $1 .OOO check from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary are, from left, Los Thorne, presidents of the Comal County Senior Citizens’ Foundation, and Bob Dingel-dein, a member of foundation’s board of directors. Making the presentation is Lorena Hol-lowell, right, president of thu auxiliary. The foundation is collecting funds for the renovation of an abandoned shopping center and health club on Landa Street in New Braunfels for use as a Seniors’ Center of Comal County. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
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PLASTEX “91 ”
A PLASTICS ENGINEERING TRADE SHOW
Plastic product displays, equipment exhibits, CAD, CAM displays, plastics recycling information, and plastics educational opportunities available.
To be held at the Holiday Inn on Town Lake in Austin, Thursday April the 18th, 1991 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. No admission charge and free Hors D’Oeuvres.
For more information contact Earl Dumitru at 836-4936.
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IFront ooze balls to Boinks, latest ‘Fad Fair’ has it all
)By BRUCE RULE •Associated Press Writer
I PHILADELPHIA — The Rootcr-JTootcr — handy for heckling referees •— and a mug that melts as you drink •from it arc two of the weird and wack-ly gadgets inventors hope will become Jthc latest fads.
r More than 30 inventors from Jocund the country converged on the J“Fad Fair” at the Franklin Institute •Science Museum on Friday. There rlhey showed off such goofy gizmos as '.decorative noses, balls made of #“ooze” and bicycle helmets with rrthrcc-dimcnsional funny faces.
The fair, which runs through today, rjwas organized by Ken Hakuta, better Vknown as “Dr. Fad” to viewers of a Jrlocal children’s television show.
•| Hakuta is also the inventor of the '.*Wacky Wallcrawlcr. Throw the stickily, octopus-like toy against a wall and ■lit crawls down by itself, ll has helped •^Hakuta walk off with more than $20 ^million over the past eight years, he
Most of the inventions on disply need backers. Hakuta predicted IO of those would be marketed and two would make money. That doesn’t discourage the inventors.
“These arc the eternal optimists,” he said.
Martha C. Crosslcy is hoping her “Narly Noggins Helmet Stuff’ will be a hit with kids who don’t like to wear bicycle helmets.
She was on a camping trip in New Hampshire when the talk turned to trying to get kids to wear bicycle helmets. The helmets were too plain, she and her friends reasoned, but liven them up with three-dimensional monster features and they might be a hit.
The helmet add-ons, including goofy eyeballs and demon wings, have just arrived at toy stores, selling for $2.99 to $4.99 a set, says Mrs. Crosslcy, of Woonsocket, R I.
Boinks — small tubes of springy plastic in “rad” colors such as neon pink and lime green — already have captured kids’ imaginations, says the woman who markets them, Joyce Murphy.
More than IO million Boinks have sold since Mrs. Murphy’s daughter. Colleen, invented them four years ago, she said.
Colleen, now 12, began playing with the small used tubes that her father, who ran an automotive supply business, would throw out. She found
that they bounced and were malleable enough to make into pencil holders, necklaces and party favors.
Craig Boyko of Fairfield, Iowa, came to the Fad Fair with two idiosyncratic inventions.
One is the Ooz Ball, made of a substance that stretches, bounces and makes popping sounds. The other is the Bite Lite, a tiny, furry creature with teeth that can grasp a child’s clothing and light the way with a flashlight it carries in its tail. Great for kids who arc afraid of the dark.
Boyko’s first invention was the Zubc Tube, a 3-foot cylinder that makes weird noises when people yell through it. About I million have sold since 1989.
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^ 4th Annual
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The Diaz family thanks all of the many family and friends who offered their condolences and support during the recent death and funeral of Angela V. Diaz. Your kind expressions of sympathy and generous offerings of food during our time of need arc most sincerely appreciated.
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Date And Location
Saturday, May 18, 1991—T-shirt pick up and “Race Day" registration (8 a rn.). Races will be held on the McKenna Hospital grounds at Garza St. The race distance will be 10 yards (10-24 months) and 20 yards (25-36 months).
T-shirt And Packet Pick-up Information
All participants must be at race site at 8 a rn. on the day of the race for “Race Day" registration, T-shirts, and assignment of race numbers. Races will begin at 9:00 a m.
Mail completed official entry form below and check to:
McKenna Memorial Hospital Toddler Run C/O Administration 143 E. Garza
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
Bring your child's entry form and payment to the Administration Offices at McKenna between 9 a m. and noon Mon.-Fri. befo'e April 25.
$5 Entry fee accepted on or before April 25. No late registration. All proceeds will go to McKenna Memorial Hospital s Health Professions Scholarship Fund. For more information, please call 625-9111 ext. 190 or 194 10 a.m.-Noon or 1:30-4:00 Mon.-Fri.
•10-14 month-Red Group •15-19 month-Blue Group •20-24 month-Green Group •25-30 month-Yellow Group •31-36 month-Pink Group
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Waiver Of Claim .
In consideration of acceptance of this entry, I waive and release any and all claims for myself, my agents and my heirs against McKenna Memorial Hospital and officials and sponsors of the 1991 Toddler Run for any injury or illness which may directly or indirectly result from my or my child's participation in this race. I certify that my child is in good physical condition and fully capable to participate in this event.
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Parent's or Legal Guardian's signature:_
THIS ENTRY IS INVALID UNLESS SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF THE RACE PARTICIPANT