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Toy maker marks 90 years with yo-yo contest, record attempt

Posted: 11:56 AM, Jul 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-07 11:56:13-04
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CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio toy company known for its yo-yos is marking 90 years in operation and plans to celebrate with a yo-yoing contest and other events in Cleveland next month.

Cleveland.com reports Middlefield-based Duncan Toys also wants to try to break a Guinness world record for most players simultaneously yo-yoing. The company is inviting the public to join in the attempt on Aug. 9 at Cleveland's downtown Public Square, where attendees also will have a chance to meet impressive yo-yoers and Duncan employees.

The four-day yo-yoing contest occurs that weekend, too. Expert yo-yo enthusiasts from around the world are expected to participate in the four-day competition, which begins Aug. 7 at a Cleveland hotel.