Gary Murphyrsquos winning toy left was inspired by the wagon right he received as a child

Gary Murphy’s winning toy (left) was inspired by the wagon (right) he received as a child.

Meijer Contest Winners Share Their Toys

Reality TV-style contest gives local toymakers the chance to get online distribution on

In 1942, Gary Murphy received a wood wagon for his birthday. Not only did the toy last throughout his childhood, it was passed down to his children and grandchildren.

Now 72, Murphy wanted others to enjoy a durable toy, too. So he started building and selling wooden wagons from his North Carolina home.

Last year, Murphy heard that Meijer, Grand Rapi

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