Local kids get toys checked out at Caring Bear Picnic

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Landen View, 2, has a stuffed Pluto inspected by Sammie Flowers to have his leg fixed up at the Caring Bear Picnic June 20.
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St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital staffers and auxiliary members work on fixing up some of the stuffed animals. Clockwise from top left, Nellie Kellogg, Shirley Berthiaume, Alice Lake and Julie Pierce.
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Derek Leonard brings an angry bird up to Sammie Flowers to be diagnosed.
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Averie and Stellie Metiva, 7 and 4, of Standish show off their pipecleaner creations.
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Several kids take part in a sack race at the St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital Caring Bear Picnic. Pictured from left are Keagan Bender, Charlie Schnettler, Max Fox, Ben Schnettler, and Sophie Fox.
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Tanner Bowerson hops his way through hoops on the ground at the Caring Bear Picnic.
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Amy Pratt helps Kalgary Fegan practice riding a bike.
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Jasmine Haskins, 6, of Standish tosses bean bags at targets at the picnic.
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Kids enjoy the bouncy castle set up at Paige Memorial Park for the Caring Bear Picnic.
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Maggie Keeley, 3, and Sandy Pula of Omer show off a homemade first-aid kit.

STANDISH — St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital held its annual Caring Bear Picnic June 20 at the Paige Memorial Park. Local children brought in their favorite stuffed toys for “surgery,” and participated in a variety of activities and educational opportunities while they waited. A lunch was also served to attendees.


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