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Best dressed bears steal the show in Somerset

THE best dressed bears in Somerset have been officially recognised as part of council’s #StayHome competition.

Published: 8th May 2020

THE best dressed bears in Somerset have been officially recognised as part of council’s #StayHome competition.

 Presented by Somerset Regional Council and supported by local show societies, Grrr … In And Bear It attracted 38 entries across four categories.

 More than 5,250 votes were cast to declare the People’s Choice winner, ANZAC by Woolmar resident Savannah, which also won the Primary category.

 Other winners were Travelling Ted (Toogoolawah Kindergarten), Swaggy (Liana, Esk) and Lady Matilda Teddington (Kate, Toogoolawah).

 Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said bear decorators shared in prizes worth $1,800, including an iPad 6 and Sphero.

 “This was a great initiative, some much-needed community engagement during tough times, and I thank our show societies in Kilcoy, Toogoolawah, Esk and Lowood for their support,” Cr Lehmann said.

 “Savannah’s entry was particularly timely, drawing on inspiration and themes from our ANZACs.

 “Congratulations to all entrants, judges were impressed by their creativity and attention to detail, making the most of items that could be found around the house as we continue to live with COVID restrictions.”

 Winning entries can be viewed at facebook.com/SomersetRegionalCouncil/.

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