BCSD hosts '25th anniversary Teddy Bear Picnic', seeks donations

Chair of the Teddy Bear Picnic, Wendy Armijo, joined 17 News at Noon to talk about their 25th anniversary luncheon and silent auction event at the Marriott Hotel on Thursday December 8th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from the luncheon will continue to make it possible for the Education Foundation to provide "Teacher Grants" in science, technology, reading, creative writing and the arts that directly benefit BCSD students.

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Chair of the Teddy Bear Picnic, Wendy Armijo, joined 17 News at Noon to talk about their 25th anniversary luncheon and silent auction event at the Marriott Hotel on Thursday December 8th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds from the luncheon will continue to make it possible for the Education Foundation to provide "Teacher Grants" in science, technology, reading, creative writing and the arts that directly benefit BCSD students.

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Tuesday's snow levels will start at an elevation of 4,400 feet, with light dusting possible. Latest data is indicating The Sierra snowpack is off to a strong start. Recent storms have brought little precipitation to Kern County, but in the mountains the season is looking optimistic.

According to the state Department of Water Resources, the northern Sierra snowpack is 155% of normal through Monday. Meanwhile, the central Sierra and southern Sierra snowpacks are 166% and 216% of normal, respectively.

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Downtown Business Association spokesperson, Melanie Farmer, joined 17 News at Noon to preview their holiday party mixer in the Belvedere room at the Padre Hotel.

The DBA mixer holiday party will be held in the Belvedere room of the Padre Hotel. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to support the Mission at Kern County and will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize. Bakersfield Casino Rentals will be hosting a Casino Night for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas. Appetizers will be available as well as, live music from Roger Martin, The Lounge Guy. The mixer is scheduled for Dec. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Padre Hotel located at 1702 18th Street. Tickets are $12 for DBA members and $14 for non-members.

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Bristol Hospice Foundation of California spokesperson, Cherie Shoemake, joined 17 News at Noon to talk about their 'Light Up A Life' event, an uplifting ceremony meant to celebrate loved ones lost too soon.

The ceremony will include a personal reflection by a hospice family member, the reading of the memorial names by hospice staff & volunteers, inspirational music, and the lighting of our Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is adorned with ornaments representing a light in memory of loved ones and friends.

The celebration is scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 7, at Bakersfield KOA Journey RV Resort located at 5025 Wible Road. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.

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