Kelly Swanston, a 9-year-old from Federal Hill, brought her "most huggable" bear, Harry Berry, made of Scottish tartan. Jane Dewire, 3 1/2 , pressed her "most lovable" bear, Peter, (who just happens to be a rabbit) to her chest. Other young teddy-lovers escorted snowy bears, grizzly bears, fancy bears and frazzled bears.
Nearly 70 two-legged children and their four-legged furry friends shared tea and cookies yesterday at a Teddy Bear Tea at Festival Hall. The event was part of the weeklong Festival of Trees celebration, which raises money for the Kennedy Institute.
Mary Gavin arrived at the tea party with Winnie the Pooh, a big smile and a snowman painted on her face. The 10-year-old from Ruxton and her sister Caroline, 5, crowded onto the stage surrounded by a wonderland of trees, tinsel and ornaments.