We will be setting up for our Yearly Outreach next year (2022) next to the Teddy Bear Den across the driveway from our house. It will mean no packing many car loads of items up and taking everything to the ball park and that will save lots of time!
We will need a tent to use so we have cover for our customers because it usually rains at some time during the Labor Day weekend and it also protects from the wind. We want our customers to shop without worrying about the weather. We picked out a tent the same size as the booth space we previously had and it is on our Amazon Wish List.
Also included on the Amazon Wish List is weights for the tent to keep it from blowing away. There are custom signs to make with our hours that weekend to display along side of the road and we live on a major highway so have plenty of traffic.
With Project Teddy Bear & Friends being a non-profit we thought maybe someone would do us a kindness and help us out by purchasing something from our wish list.
We have provided a Amazon Smile link at the bottom of the Project Teddy Bear & Friends page. If you order using this link we will also get a donation by using Amazon Smile for Non-Profit Organizations.
Thanks and God Bless!
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.
Thank you Gina Dodds, Lynda Sadler, Nathan Mcconnell Brynn Cropper, Travis and Terrelle for helping me get set up! Much appreciated. Love you. The Teddy Bear Den is looking a little bare.
Labor Day Festival pictures from 2014 showed up in my memories today. Brother Jeff and neice Annie surprised us from Missouri. Missing my son-in-law Bo who is in heaven. My family are my biggest supporters. Tomorrow is set up day!
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