Good morning Friends of the McCleary Historical Society and Museum,
Next weekend, July 8-10, is the 52nd McCleary Bear Festival and the McCleary Historical Society is excited to once again be part of the weekend activities.
On Saturday, July 9, the Museum will open after the Grand Parade and be open until 4:00 p.m. We will be selling root beer and orange floats, so if the day is nice and warm as predicted, stop in at the "cool" Museum and sip on a refreshing float as you look at the exhibits. I've heard that floats go great with the world famous bear stew so you might want to go through the stew line before coming up to the Museum. If you've not been to the McCleary Museum in the past, we are located at 314 S Second Street in the Carnell House.
Sunday, July 10, is the Hometown Reunion at the Museum from 1-3 - this event is for anyone who lives or works in or around McCleary, has lived or worked here in the past, or just would like to have lived or live in McCleary because it is such a great place with a rich history.
During the Hometown Reunion we will have our 3rd annual Dessert Social and bake sale. The Dessert Social is a silent auction of yummy desserts - the thing is, the desserts are wrapped up in pretty packaging so you don't know what you are actually bidding on - in the past we've had chocolate truffle cake, wild blackberry pie, lemon bread, cookies, and fancy cupcakes to name a few. This is one of our main fundraisers so stop by and bid on something or pick up something from the baked sale. (Donations of baked goods or $$ is also appreciated and gladly accepted.)
Saturday is the day of the McCleary Rods and Rides Car Show - this is an awesome event hosted by the McCleary Chamber of Commerce and organized by Brycen Huff. 10-3
We are looking forward to a wonderful weekend. The Bear Festival Committee has been working hard all year to make this the best Bear Festival yet.
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Thank you for your support of the McCleary Museum
Tammy Antilla Owings
Historical Society President