Lose Your Marbles In Kansas Or at least Trade them!

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Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives of Kansas City

Kansas City Marble Collectors Club has a fine reputation among the collecting community. 

The group with this snazzy logo is eager to sponsor charity events and has particpatied in a kids day at the Kansas City Speedway in other years.

Kansas City Marble Club

March 4, 2007 is the big day to lose your marbles at the ‘Marble Crazy' Collectors Show, sponsored by the Kansas City Marble Collectors Club   

Traders will be at their craft as early as March 1st through  March 3rd.  Besides trading, visitors can see contemporary marbles and marble making with the Moon Marble Company of Bonner Springs, KS.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the Kansas City Toy and Miniature Museum's new $1.5 million dollar addition which houses the 50,000 marble collection donated by Cathy Runyan-Svacina and Larry Svacina.

Roll the marbles to the Holiday Inn Grand Ball Room at  101 W. 151st Street in Olathe Kansas. FREE Admission.

I remember playing marbles on the playground in elementary school.  Someone would draw a ring in the dirt or lay out a string.  I wasn't very good and preferred not to play "keepers'.    I still cannot walk past a marble without picking it up.  You will find some loose marbles in about every little treasure box at my house.  Besides the Ringer game of shooting marbles, Chinese checkers with marbles has always been a favorite.   I am not a marble collector in the sense that I recognize value; I am more of a marble gatherer.  I have been known to ‘salt' the yard with marble when little kids are coming so they get the thrill of  FINDING a marble!

You can find membership information for the Kansas City Marble Collectors Club at their website.

Paula Walter, REALTOR

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