“Shop owners, neighborhoods, and businesses worldwide banded together to form what is known as the ‘teddy bear hunt’, an effort to keep home-bound children busy during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Business owners set teddy bears in their windows waiting to be discovered by young passersby, giving families a way to stay active and preserve their children’s curiosity.
“Meisha Wilkinson, co-owner of the Magnolia Room, said 23 businesses in Erwin continue to partake in the teddy bear hunt.
““The owner of Whisk Bakery that’s getting ready to open downtown came up with that idea,” Wilkinson said. “I think it’s going on nationally, too. They have all the local businesses put bears in the windows for kids to come and find in association with the book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.””
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