Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Great Delta Bear Affair is Oct. 23

The city of Rolling Fork, MS, will host its annual Great Delta Bear Affair on Sat., Oct. 23. A joint project of the Mississippi Black Bear Restoration Task Force and the city of Rolling Fork, the event will feature educational seminars, musical entertainment, arts and crafts booths, a mobile fish hatchery, a fireworks display and more.

The event was first held in 2002 as part of the centennial celebration of President Teddy Roosevelt's famous 1902 bear hunt in Sharkey County, Miss. The hunt inspired Clifford Berryman's political cartoon and ultimately the "Teddy Bear" toy, according to event organizers.

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