Bear Mountain Ski Hill auctioning off themed bears to help purchase groomer

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The fundraiser will take the form of a silent auction, where those in attendance can bet on up to 24 bears, each standing 3 feet tall, sponsored by local companies, and decorated with a variety of prizes.

Each bear has its own theme and prizes, with some including ski hill tickets for the family, a 25 inch snow blower, and even an Alice Cooper themed bear, complete with an Alice Cooper signed guitar.

The fundraiser will be running in two stages: from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., the event will be geared towards children, where kids can come and check out the themed bears.

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From 7 – 9:30, the fundraiser shifts to an adult only event, complete with a bar, appetizers and silent auction, where the bears and their attached prizes can be bid on. The ski hill will also be providing rides home for those in attendance.

According to one of the event’s organizers, Sharyn Gevatkoff, this year’s event hopes to raise as much as possible towards a new groomer for the mountain, which can run anywhere around $200,000.

She says last year’s event was very successful, and helped raise $12,000 towards the hill’s new $500,000 chairlift, which is up and running for this season.

Gevatkoff adds that the hill is progressing on schedule with the previous few weeks bringing heavy snow falls, and hopes to open the doors to the public by December 7.

The event costs $15 dollars to attend.

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