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Bring a teddy bear to July 11 Letchworth picnic party

Families with young children are invited to bring along their favorite stuffed animals to a “Teddy Bear Picnic” at Letchworth State Park on Saturday, July 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of Letchworth State Park, families can enjoy their own picnic lunch at the Trailside Lodge starting at 11:30 a.m. Desserts will be provided by the Friends of Letchworth.

Starting at 12:15 p.m. activities including face painting, crafts, bear awareness and stories will be offered. Each child will receive giveaways related to the Bear theme.

The event will culminate at 2 p.m. with a parade around Trailside Lodge for the children and their stuffed animals.

This event will occur rain or shine.

The picnic event is free, and the vehicle admission fee to the park is $8 per car.

This is a first event held by the Friends of Letchworth State Park, and it is funded in part by a grant from the International Environmental Education Foundation.