October marks the launch of Discovery World Lego Drive

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – October marks the launch of Discovery World on Market’s Lego Player. The initiative benefits the future children’s museum.

The idea came in an instant to Discovery World board member Keith McClung.

“I stepped on a Lego in my house and every parent has probably stepped on a Lego and I was like, ‘Oh my God – these Legos. What are we going to do with them? and I thought, ‘Wow , the Discovery World on Market for children can certainly use Legos.’

Now several local businesses are joining us.

How it works is simple. Visit a participating business, find their giant Lego donation box and drop off your donations.

McClung said, “…we know they’re expensive. As parents, we pay a lot for Legos, so I want parents and grandparents to realize that these Legos are going to have a new life.

McClung said the donated Legos will be used in after-school programs, summer camps and other children’s activities at Discovery World.

“For example, there may be a summer camp where we have a Lego exercise where the kids do a challenge. It could be building Parkersburg City Hall out of Legos or building Blennerhassett Mansion,” he said.

Your kids don’t have to wait for the museum to open to learn Legos. Giving back is a lesson in itself.

McClung said, “I think it’s really good for kids to do that. It’s good for children to really experience this gift of giving to other children.

The drive will save the museum money, which will be used for other museum-related expenses, according to McClung.

Participating companies include…

  • Crown Flowers and Gifts – 1933 Ohio Avenue, Parkersburg
  • Maka Mia Pizza – 327 Juliana Street, Parkersburg
  • Sweetfrog Frozen Yogurt – 2820 Pike Street, Parkersburg
  • Smith Orthodontics – 6 Rosemar Circle, Parkersburg
  • WVU Parkersburg – 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg
  • Jeremiah’s Cafe – 175 Front Street, Marietta
  • Smiles on the Boulevard – 609 Washington Boulevard, Belpre

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