Teddy Bear Picnic
Sep 15, 2013 | 556 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hundreds attend JA’s annual event

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The Cleveland Chapter of Junior Auxiliary hosted its 10th Teddy Bear Picnic on Sept. 7 with the help of Friends of the Library Association and numerous community sponsors.

The event was a huge success with almost 300 children attending, 500 parents, and more than 75 volunteers “This was the biggest teddy bear picnic we have ever hosted,” said Becca Brnik, chairman of the event. “It was great seeing all the kids excited, entertained, and learning about all the library has to offer.”

Highlights included having their pictures taken and printed with Junior Auxiliaries’ new teddy bear mascot, JAC, along with the cookie decorating station which was manned with professional volunteers from the Cleveland Cake Club, choosing their own high quality book to take home, making teddy bear crafts, getting their faces painted, eating free snacks outside in the picnic area, listening to story time, seeing a puppet show, playing with play-dough, coloring, receiving teddy bear ears and balloons and registering to be named Mr. and Miss Teddy Bear Picnic, along with the giving away two bikes.

“We really thought about how all the activities that kids love, and wanted them to just have a fun, carefree day,” added Danielle Winters, JA’s co-chairman.