Thursday June 9, 2022





We're always excited to get back to Dayton Ohio for the fabulous weekend of Disney activities organized by event coordinator Anita Schaengold and her committee of volunteers.


Carol loves to browse through the ballroom filled to overflowing with Disney collectibles and when she gets tired of shopping she heads off to the pin trading rooms.

Tom Nabbe's window.


I always enjoy the speakers, the event attracts some very interesting Disney personalities like Disney Legend Tom Nabbe.  Tom was hired by Walt Disney himself.  He portrayed Tom Sawyer on Disneyland's Tom Sawyer Island until he outgrew the role.  After a 50 year career he was honoured with a window on Main Street USA in Florida's Magic Kingdom.  Look for it at the Main Street Cinema.


We left home Thursday morning and spent a night in Erie PA to break up the ten hour drive.

Friday June 10, 2022





We pulled up to the Hope Hotel at Dayton's Wright Patterson Air Force Base in the early afternoon and after checking in we headed to the ballroom on a scouting mission.


Carol spent a few hours helping friends Bob & Latosha from Mentor Ohio set up their merchandise display.


We had a nice dinner at Packy's Restaurant and then bought some paddles for the paddle auction.  The weekend is a fundraiser for Pirate Packs, a local charity that provides a weekend food program for underprivileged children.

Bins and bins full of merchandise, like those shown on the left, are hauled in by vendors

and committee members to transform the ballroom into a shopping mecca for Disney fans.

'The Marketplace' has an unbelievable variety to choose from!


Everyone could purchase one or more numbered paddles.  There were more

than 100 prizes and a random paddle number was drawn for each prize.

If your number was drawn, you were the winner!

Saturday June 11, 2022





Carol always buys the 'early-bird' ticket which lets the 100 early-birds enter the Marketplace at 8:30 a.m. and shop for a full 90 minutes before the doors open at 10:00 to the general public.


She usually has her shopping all done by 10:00 and that's when the pin trading begins!

Disney Legend Tom Nabbe was signing his book.

Carol spends a lot of time with other pin traders and I spend the afternoon enjoying the seminars involving special Disney guests.  The speakers this year were Disney Legend Tom Nabbe and our friend Paul Bottos from Hamilton Ontario.  Paul is an avid collector of Mickey Mouse memorabilia and has been honoured and filmed by the Disney Corporation on two separate occasions.


After dinner it was time for the live auction where Anita keeps us highly amused as she sells a variety of donated items.  All proceeds go to Pirate Packs.

Two Halloween wreaths I made for the auction.

A beautiful clock made by the Pirate Packs Executive Director.

Sunday June 12, 2022






We like to get away before noon on Sunday because it's a ten-hour drive home.  So we always enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Packy's Restaurant while we wait for the doors to the Marketplace to open at 10:00 a.m.


Carol does a quick lap around to see what new stuff the vendors have pulled out from under the tables before we say our goodbyes and hit the road.

Our friend Paul Bottos from Hamilton Ontario

was a speaker at Dayton Disneyana.

There were lots of pins for sale.

This is part of Carol's 'haul' from Dayton.

These are the other of the treasures she brought home!

The weekend earned $9,000.00 for Pirate Packs.  WOW