By Thomas Sellers Jr.
How do you transform a simple black trailer into child, teenager or child at heart’s dream destination?
Millington resident Calvin Farmer Jr. has the answers. Earlier this year Farmer purchased a trailer and then he used his expertise in electrics and carpentry to create a mobile arcade called Games II Xtreme.
“I just woke up one morning and called my brother (Ronald),” Farmer recalled. “I said, ‘I want to build me a game trailer.’”
With the blessing of his wife Georgette, Farmer was able to secure a trailer at a decent price in February. Then it was time for him to create a plan to transform the purchase.
“My husband has always been good with his hands and building,” Georgette said. “When I met my husband, he was working for Auto Radio. So he’s always been good with TVs and wiring into an automobile and building things. His Daddy was a carpenter. His background is in building and electronics.”
Calvin and his father Calvin Sr. combined their talents.
“I started running wires and put in the air conditioners, insulation,” Calvin Jr. said. “I started researching more to find out things to put into it. My Dad did the designing to help create more space in the trailer.”
The men rebuild the trailer into a mobile arcade featuring 7 LG flat screen TVs and gaming consoles like the Xbox1, PS4, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii and even the classic NES. The Farmers invested $35,000 of their money into the venture.
“It came down to planning,” Georgette noted. “That’s when he and his Dad set down and sketch how long the seats should be. How many people we can get into the trailer if we do this? What will make my trailer different from the three others we researched in Memphis?”
Part of the renovation was the logo wrapping of the trailer done by Tennessee Tent out of Memphis. Calvin wanted the trailer to grab the attention of potential customers who want to entertainment at school events, family reunions, birthday parties, church functions, class reunions and more.
The Game II Xtreme Game Command Center made its debut on April 22 at a party in Tunica, Miss. Since then the trailer had appeared in Memphis and Millington. Georgette, the senior counselor at Millington Central High School, brought the trailer to the Class 0f 2015 picnic to rave reviews.
“At Games II Xtreme, we would like to bring fun and excitement to your business,” Georgette said. “We are a mobile gaming center, which offers video games — sports, dance, battle, etc. and a mobile theater. We also offer full party packages that include food, drink, cake, invitations, bouncers, DJ and additional items available upon request.”
With Games II Xtreme offering a total party experience, Calvin said the centerpiece of it all is the trailer.
“My trailer has lights around the ceiling,” he concluded. “I have subwoofers under the seats. It’s set up like a small party venue. I have room where people can walk pass and not interrupt your game as much. It’s pretty much like a party machine.”
For more information or to book the Gaming Command Center, call (901) 485-9589, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.games2xtreme.com, Facebook at gamesIIxtreme or Twitter at gamesIIxtreme
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