This picture is of Cliff and I several years ago at the WL Labor Day Festival. This year's festival went well, and as always, I'm trying to figure out how to improve for next year. We could use 2 new ice coolers for giving away water bottles, and I'm going to make a new game called the "Spooky Spinner" with a Halloween theme. Oriental Trading has great small gifts to purchase for prizes. We'll have to use more signs for games so folks know that the prizes and stuffed animals are for the Teddy Bear Plinko game and the new game...not to just walk away with. That actually happened this year. So surprising. Working on getting a new donation box because the one I use now tends to fall over a lot. Looking forward to the Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival in a couple of weeks. I take the Plinko game and stuffed animals, a freshwater fish photo back drop and Teddy Bear Lady Hats. It is a fun weekend and sometimes people bring stuffed animals to donate.
Farmer T's Stuffed Animal Market at Urbana's Trick or Treat on October 31st. Project Teddy Bear & Friends passed out 422 stuffed animals and ran out one half hour early!
By Jeff Kelley
Bringing smiles to young and old, Project Teddy Bear and Friends in West Liberty started nearly 10 years ago and reached a significant milestone earlier in November.
The organization received its 20,000th stuffed animal on November 6th!
In fact, earlier this week Project Teddy Bear had collected 20,137 stuffed animals.
Read the rest of the article and hear the interview with WPKO's Jeff Kelly at PeakOfOhio.com!
The Teddy Bear Lady had fun passing out stuffed animals at Urbana's Trick or Treat Night on Saturday, October 31st. An incredible 292 stuffed animals found new homes! Enjoy some of the pictures of stuffed animals meeting their new owners in the gallery below.
Rev. Tami Wenger
Striving to follow Jesus' example of helping others.