Peg-Perego Spring Sale in Fort Wayne brings smiles to little ones’ faces

Peyton Yochim, 4, looks over the selection Friday at Peg-Perego's spring sale, 3625 Independence Drive. He was there so his mother could pick out a ride for his older brother. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
A 12-volt-powered 2-speed Gator-style ride is displayed and waiting for a child to try it at Peg-Perego's Spring Sale on Friday, 3625 Independence Drive. The sale continues Saturday. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
The Ducati GP is for the child who's a racing enthusiast. It has a working horn and roaring engine sounds. It's part of the Peg-Perego Spring Sale, which continues Saturday at 3625 Independence Drive. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
An assortment of farm- and racing-themed vehicles and accessories are for sale at Peg-Perego's Spring Sale, 3625 Independence Drive. The sale continues Saturday. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
Peg-Perego's warehouse has become a child's paradise with ride-on toys at its spring sale, 3625 Independence Drive. The sale continues Saturday. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
Mandy Ramsey, holding her newborn son, looks at the Peg-Perego baby items Friday at the company's spring sale. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)
Owen Ramsey, 2½, climbs aboard a Peg-Perego toy John Deere vehicle Friday at the company's spring sale, 3625 Independence Drive. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)

If Peyton Yochim, 4, had his choice, he’d be bringing home every Peg-Perego Spring Sale toy vehicle he could, said his mom, Meredith.

Peyton was climbing aboard the battery-operated toys Friday on the second of the three-day sale at the company’s main office, 3625 Independence Drive.

Honking the horn was his way of kicking the tires on the vehicles, though he and his mom were there to get one for his older brother.

It was the same way for Owen Ramsey, 2½. He climbed onto a vehicle, but his mother, Mandy, holding Owen’s newborn brother, was more interested in getting him a Gator-style.

“He can help Daddy with wood,” she said.

The new vehicles, most of which cost $250, about $40 off the suggested price, come with a battery installed and a second battery. The Italian company makes its ride-on toys in Fort Wayne, with some overseas parts. The sale includes its baby products, which are made at the Italian factory and shipped here.

The sale continues until 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

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