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On April 5, the Dry Ridge Fire Fighters and Dry Ridge Elementary Reading program held the 2nd Annual Build A Bear drive for Shriners Hospital in Lexington and Cincinnati, Ohio. Over 70 elementary students and parents enjoyed hot dogs and ice cream while building 100 bears to be distributed to the hospitals.
The firefighters wanted to make sure each child in both the Lexington and Cincinnati hospitals received a bear for Easter. Each elementary child picked out a bear, placed a heart inside and took it to the ladies from Build a Bear to finish the bear. The students also included in the Build A Bear box, a personal message and an Easter present. Thanks to Chief Tom Jump, Assistant Chief Calvin Crupper and the staff of the Dry Ridge Fire Department, Dry Ridge Elementary and the many individuals who contributed to this project.
Shriners Hospital for Children is a pediatric health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care regardless of a family’s ability to pay.