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Theodore Roosevelt National Park Celebrates Teddy Bear Picnic Day

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Date: July 7, 2012
Contact: Eileen Andes, 701-623-4466

Have you ever wondered how the "Teddy Bear" got its name?The Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association (TRNHA) invites kids of all ages to its annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Tuesday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m. MDT to celebrate National Teddy Bear Picnic Day.

Registration is at 12:45 p.m. MDT at the park's South Unit Visitor Center; picnic festivities will begin at 1:00 p.m.The picnic is free, though the park's regular entrance fee will be charged.

"The 'Teddy Bear' was named for President Theodore Roosevelt," said Superintendent Valerie Naylor."We encourage kids and their parents to attend this light-hearted event in the park dedicated to the man who inspired the Teddy Bear."

The picnic will have a unique theme and will give children (and adults) a chance to learn about Teddy Bears and Theodore Roosevelt National Park.Children in attendance will receive a goodie bag with Teddy Bear snacks and an opportunity to win great prizes!Everyone is encouraged to bring their own Teddy Bear or other furry friend to the party.

"It's always great fun to see how Teddy Bears bring out the kid in all of us," said Jane Muggli, TRNHA Executive Director."We love hosting this picnic in the park."

A second Teddy Bear Picnic will be held on August 10 in the park's North Unit.For further information, call the Theodore Roosevelt Nature and History Association, the park's non-profit partner, at 701-623-4884 or visit the website at www.trnha.org.

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