- The ‘Great Eastern Wizard’ of the Park House hotel
- Manheim woodworker crafts bodies for Martin Guitar
- Siblings homeless after being separated 40 years
- Going, going, gone! Local beer events selling out quickly
- ‘American Idiot’ at EPAC
- Finally: the Ephrata Brewfest!
- The fallout of 11 MC bomb threats
- Memorial Day Parade
- Second Friday the 13th
- Farmers market opens May 21
Bears on parade Teddy Bear Day in Lititz Springs Park
Teddy Bear Day found itself nestled between storm clouds last Saturday, but from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the weather was perfect in Lititz Springs Park.
In fact, over the last 21 years the Lititz Women of Today-sponsored event has only been canceled one time due to bad weather. That occurred last year, following Tropical Storm Lee.
This year’s Teddy Bear party enjoyed a healthy turn-out as families brought their favorite stuffed friends for games, crafts, food and fun. LWOT member reported excellent participation in the coloring contest and the highlight event — the Teddy Bear Parade.
The following winners were honored during a ceremony at the Reedy Pavilion:
Best Dressed — first place, A-6, Susanna Reigner, age 9, of Lancaster, with her bear, Mrs. Fluffies; second, A-1, Erin Haldeman, 9, of Lititz, with Notre Dame; and third, A-2, Carly Rochalski, 5, of Lititz, with Bunny and Dolfie.
Most Unusual — first, B-1, Amelia Belvins, 9, of Lititz, of Ribbins; second, B-2, Becca Kuhl, 8, Willow Street, with Julie and Daisy; and third, B-6, Alexa Glick, 4, of Lancaster, with Love.
Best Bear Float — first, C-1, the Summers, Darren, 10, Kalla, 7, and Maddie, 4, of Lititz, with their Beach Bear float; second, C-2, Sidoney Freeman, 6, of Lititz, with Beary; and third, C-4, Tommy Moul, 7, of Collegeville, with Stinky.
Ages 4 and Under — first place, Cara Piehl; second, Nico Luria; third, Andrew Brubaker; and consolation, Leah Lipisko.
Ages 5 to 7 — first, Juliana Borsuch; second, Taryn Toburen; third, Hannah Brubaker; and consolation, Kaitlynn Himmelwright.
Ages 8 to 10 — first, Lauren Waltz; second, Darren Summers; third, Helena Gennace; and consolation, Lilly Moul. More TEDDY BEAR DAY, page A6