Cuddly ideas to help grin and bear it

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Laurel Keenan with her contribution to the bear hunt trend.
Camera IconLaurel Keenan with her contribution to the bear hunt trend. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

People in the region have begun to organise community-driven entertainment for younger children who are home due to COVID-19.

Following a worldwide trend, residents of Bridgetown and Donnybrook have begun to leave stuffed animals in windows for children to discover, as a way of breaking the monotony of staying at home. Laurel Keenan from the Bridgetown Mini-Mart has put out a bear display in the front window of her shop.

“It’s a fun thing and it is just something small to take our minds off what is going on,” she said.

Donnybrook residents have put a slight twist on the concept, adding apples to their bear displays. Karen Miller decided to give her bear an apple to hold, paying homage to the Donnybrook Apple Festival which has been cancelled this year due to the virus fears.

“I thought why not do one in our little town but incorporate apples into the theme too,” she said.

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