Voice of the People
With all the negativity surrounding the move of the Oz Festival, I wonder
why no one has bothered to mention the fun at the annual MunchkinLand Market
Days which is held annually at The Yellow Brick Road Gift Shop and Oz
There was a lot to do and see at MunchkinLand Market Days besides the
shopping for Wizard of Oz collectibles and gifts. Meinhardt Raabe, the
Munchkin Coroner was at The Yellow Brick Road Friday through Sunday
delighting fans and autographing his book, Memories of a Munchkin.
Tim Wollack had his ozmazing “Picture Yourself in OZ” tableau with all his
lifesize Oz characters in a MunchkinLand scene for you to have your photo
taken. Rick Ewigleben debuted his fourth poster in his Oz series. Sarah
Gorecki entertained the crowds with a few songs.
There were a few vendors selling their wares such as the Duneland Working
Women Auntie Em’s Pie Booth to Toto Treats for our four legged friends. For
Oz collectors and bystanders alike, it was a treat to watch the debut of the
Oz Celebriducks as they were actually launched into the pond fountain of the
Jean Nelson MunchkinLand Garden. The Oz fantasy museum was free to tour
during the festivities of the weekend and the Wizard of Oz played on the
shop’s TV as the collector’s shopped.
All seemed to have a swell time and there was no negativity regarding the
event to be found. Kudos to store owner Marilyn Zengler and her staff for
providing a pleasant experience for everyone no matter how busy they were.