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Bears congregate at Art in the Park

The Teddy Bears congregated down in the woods of Rotary Park Saturday, August 23, for a glorious conclusion to the Cranbrook and District Arts Council
The Teddy Bears congregated down in the woods of Rotary Park Saturday, August 23, for a glorious conclusion to the Cranbrook and District Arts Council's Teddy Bear Scavenger Hunt and Fundraiser.
— image credit: Barry Coulter photo

The Teddy Bear Scavenger Hunt, a fundraiser for the Cranbrook and District Arts Council, came to a colourful conclusion Saturday, Aug. 23, in Rotary Park in Cranbrook. Dozens of bears had been dressed up and given unique personalities by businesses and residents, and a team of judges selected the best from several categories. Many contestants elected to keep their bears, but eight choice bruins are up for silent auction at the Cranbrook Arts Council at 104-135 10th Avenue. The auction runs through Sept. 30.

The People’s Choice Award was a three-way tie given to the Dunn Brothers. Jacob Dunn won best in the U14 category. Pages Book Emporium, represented by Abby and Christy Haarstad, were declared tops in the business category. Abby Haarstad won first place in the Scavenger Hunt.Kyra Jackson won second place in the Scavenger Hunt.

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