Teddy Bear Day 2012 at Historic Downtown Glendale

Celebrate Teddy Bear Day 2012 at Historic Downtown Glendale on Monday, September 10th.
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Enjoy make-and-take crafts, treats, and exclusive deals. The first 500 attendees to stop by the Glendale Visitor Center receive a free gift bag with an event map and downtown discounts.

Coffee & Tea Express will have a balloon artist and face painting. Enter a raffle at Arizona Dolls and Gifts and see demonstrations by Arizona Search Dogs. Make a bracelet with colorful teddy bear pony beads at Pink House Boutique, and while you’re there shop their 10-20% off sale. Get a free bear-shaped Silly Bandz at Pizza Old Roma with purchase of straw-beary lemonade or any drink. Stop by The Clock Makers for a free bookmark and complimentary coffee and brownies. See Visit Glendale for a complete list of offers and activities.

Donate to the Teddy Bear Drive benefitting the Glendale Fire Department’s Trauma Teddy Program. Meet the firefighters and see the fire truck on display from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.

EVENT INFORMATION

What:        Teddy Bear Day 2012

When:       Monday, September 10, 2012 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where:     Historic Downtown Glendale, 58th and Glendale Avenues

For gift bag pick-up: Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite #140, Glendale  85301

History of the Teddy Bear

President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt attended a Mississippi bear hunt in November 1902. Hunters captured a young bear, tied it to a tree, and offered to let the President take the killing shot. Roosevelt declined. Political cartoonist Clifford Berryman depicted the scene in a comic titled, “Drawing the Line in Mississippi.” In Berryman’s original cartoon the bear was fully grown but it was later redrawn as a cub. Inspired by the famous story and drawing, toy makers created “Teddy’s Bear” and the cuddly toy’s popularity grew, making it an American icon.

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