Open house culminates teddy bear drive

       Bear Creek Nature Center volunteers (from left) Chris Marne, Ted Worcester and Marj Hopkins paint the faces of willing youngsters during the Winter Celebration and Open House Dec. 11, which also included guided hikes, puppet shows and crafts. Admission was a teddy bear for the centerís annual drive. About 400 in all were donated, with donations of the stuffed animals going to Head Start and an area hospice.

Westside Pioneer photo