Spread community cheer, join the great teddy bear hunt

A fun idea gaining popularity on social media is the idea of a “bear hunt.” Neighborhoods across the country are joining in on the lighthearted fun that will bring a smile to the face of area youth – and adults – who are practicing “social distancing.” The concept is easy – simply place a teddy bear in a window of your home or business that faces the road and families can go on a “bear hunt,” either in their car or while on a walk during this time of social distancing.
The fun idea has caught on locally and many area residents are participating. Bears of all sizes can be seen peeping out the windows of residential homes and businesses. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the fun just added an educational component with a great giveaway!
KIDS, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Tell us all about your great bear hunt! All children up to age 12 are encouraged to write about their experience and turn in a short story to the Hometown Press. Once all stories are collected, we’ll read the bear adventures and select two winners with the most creative bear hunt stories. Thanks to an anonymous donor, two winners will receive a set of Beanie Babies bears.
The deadline to submit a story is Apr. 11. Simply fill out the form below and staple it to your printed story submission. Forms can also be picked up on the bench outside the Hometown Press office. There are several ways to submit your story: Drop off your  at the Hometown Press office (301 7th Ave. Ste. 101, Sully), mail to the Hometown Press at PO Box 243, Sully, IA 50251, or scan your story and form and email it to press@netins.net. Entries must be received by Apr. 11. We will share a few of the stories in future Hometown Press issues and all submissions will be shared online at www.hometownpressia.com.

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