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All Dressed Up With Somewhere to Go

By Nate | October 30, 2007

Vermont Teddy Bear being dressed by a blindfolded directorSo maybe you’ve been part of the Bear Crew for years. You don’t just Be Bear, you eat, sleep, and breathe it. You know so much about the life cycle of a Vermont Teddy Bear that you could lead a factory tour. Your dog doesn’t get jealous any more when you come home with strange fur on your clothes.

Ah, but are you ready for the ultimate challenge? Can you dress a Vermont Teddy Bear…blindfolded? In a timed race against four other teams?

That’s exactly what an ensemble of Vermont Teddy Bear management did yesterday, kicking off our United Way challenge week with a special fundraiser called “Dressing with the Directors.” Ten of our intrepid directors were sorted into teams of two people: A blindfolded member to try to dress the Bear, and an unblindfolded member to tell the blindfolded one which apparel and accessories they had to use.

The rest of us Bear Crew were on hand to vote for our favorite team (or teams) via tickets purchased as fundraising for United Way of Chittenden County. The blindfolds came down, the bears were raised up, and after about five minutes of furious fumbling, we had a winning team, Katie Camardo and Greg LeDuc, giving a whole new meaning to “dressed for success.”

Thanks to the whole Bear Crew and the teams for showing how Being Bear is making it better together.

Table with Vermont Teddy Bears, apparel, and accessories
Sharon Monette-Owens checks out the dressing stations.

Bear Crew gather in the new mezzanine in Vermont Teddy Bear Factory’s Emerald City warehouse
Bear Crew gather in the new mezzanine in Vermont Teddy Bear Factory’s Emerald City warehouse

Bonnie West and Mark Sleeper chat with Michelle Cote before the contest starts
Bonnie West and Mark Sleeper chat with Michelle Cote before the contest starts

Table 1: Cathy Carlisle and Bill Cronin
Table 1: Cathy Carlisle and Bill Cronin

Table 2: Katie Camardo and Greg LeDuc
Table 2: Katie Camardo and Greg LeDuc

Table 3: Irene Steiner and Liz Robert
Table 3: Irene Steiner and Liz Robert

Table 4: Elena Jensen and Kathleen Straube
Table 4: Elena Jensen and Kathleen Straube

Katie Camardo raises arms in victory
The winnah! Katie Camardo raises her arms in victory as Michelle Delisle walks over

 

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