July 4, 2022

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic: 200 kids turn out for event focused on homeschooling | Education

“Today is about the homeschool group and definitely catering to them and offering them an chance to get with each other and meet up with locals from this area,” mentioned Emerald Dennis, founder and director of Root & Arrow Homeschool Co-op in Holly Hill.

And what much better way to do that than with a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, based mostly on the reserve by Jimmy Kennedy.

On Tuesday, around 200 youngsters took to Gilmore Park – together with a handful of teddy bears also, of training course.

“’Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ is a book. A ton of folks study this guide rising up. The teddy bears all get jointly and they have a major picnic,” Dennis explained, “so all the little ones have been invited to convey their little teddy bears.”


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“We just launched our (homeschool) co-op in Holly Hill and this the huge event we have opened up to the homeschool group. And it looks like we’ll do it upcoming yr far too,” she claimed.

Small children relished crafts, coloring contests and game titles.

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Live songs was delivered by Religion Santee.

The Holly Hill Library held story time in different intervals the place youth companies librarian, Madison Thornley, browse “Teddy Bears’ Picnic.”

Crosswind Farm Cellular Petting Zoo even experienced a cow that looked like a bear there.

Her title is Mooana and her brown shaggy hair hangs about her eyes and her ears are fuzzy. The signature search of the Scottish Highland breed.

Moona was there with her close friends as well: a donkey named Waffles, a dwarf goat named Rona, a llama named Dolly and a dairy cow named Otis.

10-yr-aged Lucia Travaglio of Holly Hill stated she enjoys all of the animals at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

“But I mainly like chickens because I have 31 of them,” she explained.


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Her mom, Catherine Travaglio, reported, “It’s terrific. It is a very good function.”

Amiah Burke, 18, of Summerville, volunteered at the teddy bear adoption desk. Dozens of teddy bears have been out there for the using by any boy or girl who decided to consider 1 house with them.

“They appreciate it! The young children are possessing fun!” she said.

“They’re very a great deal all gone,” she included, hunting at the remaining teddy bears.

Her mom, Tricia Burke, is component of the homeschool co-op together with her kids.

“It’s good for the group to come alongside one another and fulfill,” she claimed.

One of her sons, Raylan Burke, 6, has a lung disease, she reported.

She’d homeschooled her kids a couple of many years back, then enrolled her young children in faculty for a while.


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But with the university shutdowns in the course of the top of the COVID-19 pandemic and problems for her son’s well being, “We decided to go with homeschooling. It is pleasant to have homeschooling as an alternative,” she reported.

“We’re below to make some homeschooling friends and do a little something we generally don’t get to do on a weekday,” reported Samara Batt as she held her 23-month-previous son Cason Batt, both of Summerville.

Batt programs to homeschool her son when he’s aged ample.

Holly Hill homeschool parenting mentor Marea Parson reported, “There are so a lot of choices in Holly Hill for homeschoolers.”

“We applied to go to Summerville for every thing,” she reported.

Courtenay Middleton, who’s portion of the Root & Arrow homeschooling co-op and life in Holly Hill, said Tuesday’s wonderful temperature assisted make the Teddy Bears’ picnic pleasant much too.

“I’m stunned to see so several people,” she mentioned.

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic also incorporated a parade in the park and a daily life-sizing teddy bear.

“Beary nice to meet up with you,” the bear stated.

Root & Arrow homeschool co-op hosts a regular monthly occasion for its members. May’s party was the Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Future thirty day period, associates of the Root & Arrow homeschool co-op are invited to a pool get together at the Holly Hill Region Club.

For a lot more information and facts about Root & Arrow homeschool co-op and upcoming occasions, check out their website at www.rootandarrow.org.

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