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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Teddy Bear Picnic


My Second Bear Sweater

Saturday was the Knitters of the North (Knitting Guild) Teddy Bear Picnic. I though it would be an outdoor event, but because the mosquitos were hungry, the picnic was held inside. Such a fun event! We even had local TV news coverage; below you'll see a picture of one of the news crews interviewing our spokesperson, Catherine. The bear sweaters are headed for the police/fire department's "Buddy Bear" program. They are given out in situations where children are either victims of a crime or trauma or they are involved in a difficult situation that is eased by the presence of a bear "friend". All together we presented about 45 bears, all with handknitted sweaters to the law enforcement organizations. What a success! We had 5 fire department guys stop by, but I was not able to get a photo: they could only stay for a few minutes because of being called to a "code yellow"! Yikes! We all wished that they could have been present for the TV interviews. but the TV news teams (from two different local stations) did a great job with the story: the reporting was accurate and the guild received very positive publicity. We had a good time!

2 Comments:

  • How very CUTE!! I want to make a bear and sweater. I have a book in my Amazon shop cart which I hope have clear instructions for me to follow. What a cute, fun project! So much love that will be passed on to children who really will be blessed by these gifts.

    By Blogger Janet, At 8:44 PM  

  • That's really neat. what cute teddy bears too. How wonderful that you did that for charity. Congrats on a job very well done!

    By Anonymous Laura, At 9:58 PM  

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