23rd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

Pipestone Flyer

    Poor weather did not dissuade the hundreds of local kids and their parents from coming out and attending the 23rd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic hosted by CB McMurdo School, May 28th, 2014. The halls and gym were packed with smiling, brightly painted faces and the constant sound of many conversations being enjoyed with one another.

    The origin of the event was to find a way for parents, students and teachers to come together and interact with one another socially and to have fun together. Thus, the idea of Teddy Bear Picnic was conceived. Students could bring their stuffed animals, along with their parents to the school where a ‘clinic’ was set up to repair and bandage up the kid’s favorite furry friend.

    A special time was set aside at the beginning of the evening to honor Mr. Ed Zacharko and dedicate a park bench in his name, engraved by saying, “…for his lifetime commitment to CB McMurdo School.”

    Throughout the years, the event has grown substantially with many local service groups and support services joining in to make the Teddy Bear Picnic an eagerly anticipated community wide event.  Mike Daly, principal of the CB McMurdo school, directed much of the success of the event to the many volunteers and staff, along with the continued support they receive from the community and city council.

 

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