110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Dec 9, 2013 - 8:11:26am
Children and their teddy bears are invited to participate in the 20th annual Teddy Bear Brunch 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Museum of Art-DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd.
Finger foods will be served, including small sandwiches, cookies, fruit and cheese, with milk and juice to drink — and coffee for the grown-ups.
“The annual Teddy Bear Brunch is a special community event that has been enjoyed by children and families for two decades now,” museum Marketing Director Lisa Habermehl said.
Children are encouraged to bring along their favorite teddy bears to enjoy the food, the Nutcracker dance performed by dancers from Little Studio in DeLand, photos with Santa Bear, a teddy-bear parade, and a visit from Santa Claus.
If a child doesn’t have his or her own teddy bear to bring, he or she will get one, courtesy of Stetson University art professor Dan Gunderson. Gunderson has donated thousands of teddy bears to the museum over the years for the popular annual holiday brunch.
Space for the brunch is limited, with the museum only having space for 120 people. Priority for tickets goes to schools that give tickets to underprivileged children.
“The best part is seeing kids come from the schools that wouldn’t have been able to come otherwise,” said Aimee Dickerhoff, a member of the Museum of Art Guild who has coordinated the brunch in the past. “This might be their big event for the season.”
To help one of these children attend the brunch, you can become a “teddy bear sponsor.” For a $25 donation, you would help create memories for a child and also contribute to the Museum of Art scholarship fund. The scholarship fund helps underprivileged children attend the museum’s programs, such as Camp Create. To donate, click on the donate button at www.MoArtDeLand.org.
Tickets cost $10 each. Call 386-734-4371, visit the museum, or purchase tickets online at www.MoArtDeLand.org.
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