As Islanders and seasonal residents alike prepare for the Christmas holiday on Martha’s Vineyard, many are working hard to make this season even more spectacular, all while benefiting Island children.
As you drive through the six towns, you can see Christmas decorations being hung. There is a holiday buzz in the air, and it can be felt everywhere. Island traditions are being honored and new favorites introduced, including The Teddy Bear Suite at the Harbor View Hotel. Imagine a room filled with teddy bears of all shapes and sizes surrounded by the glow of twinkling lights, delightful teddy bear themed books, and holiday decorations, a treat for kids from age 1 to 92.
All are welcomed to visit The Teddy Bear Suite, and enjoy the holiday magic it holds. Admission is free but we are welcoming donations for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club. “It is important for us to be a part of our community, and thought it would be great to support the kids and the Boys and Girls Club with this event which we hope will continue to grow year after year” said Wendy Harman, Owner/Broker of Point B Realty, and originator of the Teddy Bear Suite idea.
There will be a raffle offered as well for a select number of special teddy bears, a staycation at the Harbor View Hotel, and a couple of other enchanting items. The money raised will go directly to the Boys and Girls Club to help subsidize its after school program, which is made affordable by your donations.
Island children pay just $20.00 per year to attend this program, but it costs the Boys & Girls Club $1500.00 per child. The $1480.00 difference has to be made up through fundraising. About 100 children use the Boys & Girls Club program each day. What better way to celebrate the spirit of the holiday than to help them continue to have this wonderful opportunity?
In addition to donating the proceeds of the event, Point B Realty and the Boys and Girls Club will be participating in the Christmas in Edgartown parade. Look for our fun filled float, and life-size teddy bear mascot. The parade begins at 11am, we’ll see you there, and we hope you’ll come visit The Teddy Bear Suite at the Harbor View afterwords.
The hours for The Teddy Bear Suite, at the Harbor View Hotel
Friday, December 9th, 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, December 10th, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, December 11th, 10:00am – 3:00pm
We look forward to seeing you at the parade, and of course at The Teddy Bear Suite during Christmas in Edgartown. It will be a weekend filled with holiday cheer, and we hope that people will be generous in helping to suppott the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club.