May 26th, 2011

The annual Teddy Bear Picnic is scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at the Crapo Park Lake Starker. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy games, activities and other entertainment in a drug-free, healthy atmosphere. Picnickers also may bring along Teddy bears that are in need of repair. All activities will be provided at no cost.

The City of Burlington Parks & Rec will sponsor a fishing derby from 1-3 pm and will have a bounce house and canoe rides from 3-6:30 pm.

After the picnic, attendees are invited to join the Burlington Municipal Band for their first performance of the season beginning 7:30 p.m., at the Crapo Park Band Shell.

The Teddy Bear Picnic is sponsored by GRADE A PLUS (Great River Alcohol and Drug Education Alliance and Parents Linking in United Support), a comprehensive substance-abuse and healthy lifestyles program. For more information, please call Grade A Plus at (319) 752-6027.