Teddy Bear Tea Event Set For Sunday
With the holiday season now in full swing, it's time to trim up the tree with Christmas stuff...and raise money for some special people.
This Sunday, November 27th from 1-3 pm is the Teddy Bear Tea Event to be held at the Boys and Girls Club in Casper.
In many ways it's considered a preview for Tuesday's Festival of Trees event which is a major fundraiser for Special Olympics Wyoming.
Erin Gamroth of Special Olympics Wyoming says Sunday's event is mostly children oriented, and it's a way for them to let the adults know on Tuesday, which tree is worth bidding the most money on, at the auction.
Gamroth: "We also use this event to find out which is the favorite tree, and we let the kids vote, so they get in there and they put their ticket into the box of the tree that they like the best and that's known as the favorite tree."
Cost of admission to Sunday's event is 1 new teddy bear.
Gamroth says all of the teddy bears will then be put onto 1 tree which usually ends up bringing in the most amount of money, come auction time on Tuesday.
Gamroth: "We save those teddy bear tea trees until the end, and they're auctioned off to the highest bidder and a lot of times, that bidder will turn around and donate them back to the organization, so we then auction them off again and then typically what happens is whoever wins that final bid they donate those trees to the children's ward of the hospital or someplace that has a bunch of kids there."
The Festival of Trees Event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 29th starting at 6 pm at the Boys and Girls Club in Casper.
Tickets are $50 a person or $75 for a couple and can be purchased at any Casper-area Jonah Bank, First Interstate Bank, The Casper Boys and Girls Club, The Special Olympics Wyoming Office, or via The Special Olympics Website by clicking HERE!
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