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03/17/2021

Throwback Thursday: These kids are all right

Back to the future generation at the 2005 Do it Best Spring Market.

The Oct. 17, 2005 issue of Home Channel News, the forerunner of HBSDealer featured a special report on Fort Wayne, Ind.-based co-op Do it Best Corp.

The feature included an article under the headline, “The Next Generation.” Here’s the lead:

“Do it Best markets have always been a family affair, with several generations cruising the aisles together as they make decision on next season’s purchases. The co-op holds organized activities for kids, but many choose to tag after mom and dad, looking for vendor giveaways and unattended candy dishes.”

And here's the wisdom of children: 

a close up of a newspaper
Daniel, Matthew, Emily and Nick spoke to reporters in 2005.

If you ever attended a buying market with your parents when you were young – or if you know the whereabouts of any of these children above – send us a note at [email protected].