Kansas City Royals – WE BELIEVE!!

TTBB2 001RoyalsCongratulations to the Kansas City Royals! And thank you for such an exciting series – WE BELIEVE! Throwback to the 1970s Town Topic baseball team. Current owner, Scot Sparks, is front row, second from right. His dad and 2nd generation TT owner, Gary, coached the team and is back row, far right. A bunch of young boys with big dreams. So fun to see Royals fulfilling their own dreams!

Vice Presidential visit to Town Topic!

Gore10-2000 001No matter your political affiliation, it’s still pretty darn cool when a potential U.S. president makes an appearance at your place of business. Here’s former VP Al Gore on the presidential campaign trail at Town Topic in October, 2000. There’s 2nd generation TT owner, Gary Sparks, standing on the left side of photo in the white button down shirt, wearing glasses.

Happy Father’s Day!

Claude Sparks, the original “father” of Town Topic, has been mentioned many times igary 002n this blog. Today, in honor of Fathers Day, we’d like to recognize Claude’s son, Gary. Gary was the second generation “father” who led Town Topic for many years, and who is still involved in the business today. So to Gary, and to all fathers, Happy Fathers Day!