As the 2 o’clock hour drew near, I took a moment to enjoy the magic of it all, and in came our first group of guests. The oohs and aahs of four women brought a smile to my face. I knew there and then that The Teddy Bear Suite was a success. Then came the children with their parents – full of smiles, immediately running toward Edgar the our six-foot fuzzy friend.
There was a group of girls reading stories about Corduroy to each other giggling with holiday excitement. Everyone who came in was delighted and you could feel the spirit and joy of the holiday season. Not only were people happy to have the room as part of Christmas in Edgartown, but they were also happy to know that the money raised from the event was being donated to the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club.
More Ways to Celebrate
The Teddy Bear Suite was a buzz, and so was the raffle table in the Harbor View Hotel lobby. There are some fantastic prizes you can win, a Martha’s Vineyard “Stay-cation” (at the Harbor View and burger dinner at Atria), Edgar, our six-foot teddy bear (or the bear of your choice from the suite), and some amazing collector bears. Tickets are $5.00 a piece or five for $20.00 (and you get an awesome Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club bracelet). For sale through Sunday in the Harbor View lobby.
We were lucky enough to have two fantastic volunteers on day one, Tanya and her son Chris, to help out at the raffle table. Chris, a member of the Boys & Girls club, was helping to support the cause by wearing our teddy bear costume, and he really helped to generate excitement! He will also be in the parade wearing the teddy bear costume. It’s so nice to have members and the parents of The Boys & Girls Club helping out!
We’re happy to report that with online donations, raffle tickets, and donations at The Teddy Bear Suite, we have raised over $1400 — more than halfway to our goal of $2500.00 to help support the Boys & Girls Club’s Power Hour After School Program. We could not be more excited. It is the holidays season, and nothing feels better than doing good for Island kids. Thank you for your support, and for making the first Teddy Bear Suite such a success.
Be sure to say hi to us during the Edgartown Christmas Parade today, and stop by to visit us at the Harbor View! If you can’t make it this weekend, you can still make a difference and help us reach our goal of $2500.00 by donating on-line
Can’t wait to see you today!