HAGERSTOWN - Thanks to the generosity of local Bon-Ton customers, the company donated 75 plush bears through its Bears That Care program to Washington County Hospital. The Herald Bears, an exclusive bear made by Ty Inc., maker of Beanie Babies, have soft white fur with white glittered wings.
During the 2004 holiday season, Bon-Ton sold an exclusive Beanie Baby named Star. The proceeds went to Bears That Care, an ongoing program that supports distribution of bears to pediatric patients and children in need.
The Herald Bears were presented to Sandy Pollack, executive director, and Danni Lyles, donor relations, of Antietam Healthcare Foundation, a subsidiary of Washington County Health System Inc. The bears will be given to children at the Teddy Bear Clinic on the last day of the Festival of Trees in December.