Neighborhoods in the Network / Wooly Willy Wonderdaze (Smethport, PA)

06.17.09 | Martha Manikas-Foster

Smethport, PA will be celebrating the iconic Wooly Willy magnetic drawing toy with the Wooly Willy Wonderdaze festival June 18-21, 2009. Around 75 million units of the magnetic drawing set have been sold since Wooly Willy was developed in Smethport in 1955, the town where the toy is still manufactured.

Join Martha Manikas-Foster in this Neighborhoods in the Network report to learn about the festival and to hear from the toy’s creator, Smethport entrepreneur Jim Herzog. For more about the Wooly Willy Wonderdaze activities available for the festival’s $5 entry fee, log onto


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