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Be on the lookout for roaming bear Warren C. Bear on tour of local businesses
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Having a bear roam around Warren County has attracted attention. Fortunately, it’s a stuffed bear.
Warren C. Bear is midway through his tour of 17 Warren County businesses. His appearances are part of a Try Here Buy Here promotion to encourage local residents to shop at home.
“We’ve probably had eight or 10 people stop in already just to find the bear,” said National Diamond Company employee Autumn Hargis. “It’s been good for getting people to come in and look around the store.”
Warren was at National Diamond Company on Smithville Highway on Monday, and Farm Country Cheese House at Plaza Shopping Center on Tuesday. To find his whereabouts today, see the ad on page 3-B.
The Warren C. Bear promotion will end with one person winning $850 in gift certificates to area merchants. The grand prize drawing will be held Saturday, July 20 at Warren County Fairgrounds as part of Marketville, a giant yard sale and entertainment event sponsored by Southern Standard.
So far, 71 vendors have registered to participate in Marketville. That includes people selling food, crafts and yard sale items. Today is the deadline to get a booth so call the Standard office at 473-2191 to reserve your spot.
Also included in activities is a car show, which will be held on the fairgrounds midway. Registration is $10 and can be done the day of the show beginning at 8 a.m. The car show starts at 9 a.m.
There will also be a cornhole tournament with a cash prize to the winning team. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. with the tournament to begin at 2 p.m. There will be two people on each cornhole team at a cost of $10 per team.
As for winning the $850 in gift certificates to be given away July 20, it’s as easy as reading the clues in the Southern Standard. Once you determine where Warren is hanging out, stop by that business and write your name and phone number on a slip of paper. The winner will be drawn July 20 and you must be present to win.