April 15, 2017
"LIBRARY BEAR" by Dayton Scoggins, Chainsaw Woodcarver)
With a book in his hand, "Library Bear" is back on the grounds of the Sharkey-Issaquena County Library after receiving a retouch.
View the pre-retouch photo here:
"In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt and famed guide Holt Collier came to the area for a black bear hunt. The expedition was unsuccessful but Roosevelt was offered the opportunity to shoot a captive bear at the end of the hunt but he refused; resulting in the naming of stuffed toy bears as “Teddy Bears.”
"Rolling Fork celebrates Teddy Roosevelt and his legacy on the fourth Saturday in October for the Great Delta Bear Affair. Also, each year of the festival, the town receives a new sculptor of a chainsaw carved wood bear from the festival artist. These wooden masterpieces can be found at various locations throughout town. The 12 foot wooden bears are carved during the Great Delta Bear Affair. It's great fun to watch a bear being formed from a cypress tree stump by renowned Mississippi chainsaw woodcarver, Dayton Scoggins."
"The Great Delta Bear Affair was first observed in 2002 on the 100th anniversary of President Theodore Roosevelt's famous bear hunt in Sharkey County, Mississippi. The Bear Hunt led to the creation of the Teddy Bear. Since that time it has become an annual event embraced by the community and filled with great entertainment. Continuous musical acts, a tour of nearby archaeological sites, seminars, a chainsaw wood carver, arts and crafts vendors, magician, food vendors, Teddy Roosevelt and Holt Collier impersonators and lots of friendly folks highlight this first class festival held on the courthouse square in Rolling Fork."
Rolling Fork, MS
Official website: http://www.greatdeltabearaffair.org
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