The stage at the John Knox Village Centre Auditorium was over-crowded on a July Friday afternoon, as hundreds of handmade teddy bears sat at attention awaiting their final preparation and destination.

The teddy bears are eagerly anticipating their long trip to Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, FL, where each will be adopted by a young girl or boy companion in the coming months.

The teddy bear creation is a mission of love, kindness and dedication by a group of John Knox Village residents and employees: To assure that every young attendee at Camp Boggy Creek will have a close friend to snuggle and hug while at camp, and to take with them when they return to their homes.

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