This week we stepped away from yard sales and did a family event…Hascon.
Billed as a “The Premier Hasbro FANmily event”, the three day event took place in Providence, not far from us.
We live right behind the Hasbro factory….I could throw a My Little Pony and hit the building from my front door. Luckily we won a family four pack of tickets, so I actually felt like we were living a 2017 version of Willie Wonka’s Chocolate factory!
We won our tickets by getting a special “Pinkie Pie” donut at PVDonuts. We posted pictures of Sidney eating the donut and we were chosen!
We decided to go to the show on Saturday. Saturday was a big day for my family. Sidney had her first soccer game and Maxine had her first birthday! We left the soccer game, went home to change (we tried to dress up a little) and then we went to PVDonuts. We wanted to thank them for the tickets…..and of course devour a few more donuts.
The Hascon event was great. Because there is a My Little Pony movie coming out, there was a ton of MLP stuff. We didn’t get to see all of the exhibits, We probably only saw 25% of what was offered, but we had fun. I give major props to Hasbro because the event was not just about pushing their toys, they also had a social message. They had kids take pledges to not bully and to be inclusive. They also had kids pick toys to donate to Toys for Tots.
As a Rhode Islander, I am happy to see success for a home grown company that does so much for the community. Last week when I was driving home from the gym I saw a bunch of people with Hasbro Shirts volunteering, doing the landscaping in front of the junior high, creating a seating space for the kids waiting for class. A great example to show how a successful business can give back to the community they come from.
Check out the video below to see the inside of Hascon.