Teddy Bear Festival to grace Green

The Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford will present its 22nd annual Teddy Bear Festival on the Village Green June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Smokey the Bear will join the festivities this year and will be escorted by firefighters from Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2, and head up the teddy bear parade at noon.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their furry stuffed friends for the parade.

The highlight of the event will be the teddy bear hospital, where volunteer nurses from the Girl Scouts will provide checkups and “surgeons” will make necessary repairs.

An adoption center for bears in need of a new home will also be offered.

Hospital services are free, but donations are welcome.

Featured entertainment this year will include demonstrations of cheerleading, Irish step dancing and line dancing, as well as story time.

In addition, Blues Hall of Fame artist Tom “The Suit” Forst will perform a medley of dance and song, and Anna, Elsa and Sofia the First will make appearances.

Numerous vendors and food vendors will be on site.

For an up-to=date schedule, or a list of vendors, visit the club’s Facebook page, or to be a part of the festival, email wcgnm@wcgnm.com.