Shelburne, VT--November 2007--Teddy Bears are often our first friends and constant companions. To honor these best buddies, each year The Vermont Teddy Bear Company throws a huge party to celebrate the creation of America's most cuddly icon. The annual birthday bash, National American Teddy Bear Day, scheduled on November 10th from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. is filled with music and fun activities for the entire family.
Local musical legend Gigi Weisman will be at the Teddy Bear Factory performing her folk-infused, kid friendly tunes and sing-a-longs in honor of Teddy's 105th birthday. And no birthday party would be complete without a giant birthday cake and ice cream! (Served at noon.)
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company's celebration of teddy will also feature free tours of the famous Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and a teddy bear raffle along with a 10% discount on all in-store purchases. Several bear-themed arts & crafts activities, face-painting and story times will be on going throughout the day.
In addition to the festivities in Shelburne, on November 10th from 11:00-1:00 p.m. there will be balloons, a Bear Raffle and a storewide 10% discount at the Waterbury Bear Shop.
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company created National American Teddy Bear Day in 2000 to honor the contribution the Teddy Bear has made to popular culture and remember the day in 1902 that President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while on a hunting trip in Mississippi.