Huggy Bear Campground raising money for St. Jude


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



Crowds enjoy listening to the live music at last year’s Huggy Bear Campground Showcase of Bands for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Crowds enjoy listening to the live music at last year’s Huggy Bear Campground Showcase of Bands for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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IF YOU GO

WHAT: Huggy Bear Campground’s Showcase of Bands

WHEN: Opens at 4 p.m. today and 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Huggy Bear Campground, 9065 Ringwald Road, Middle Point

ADMISSION: $6 for one day or $10 for a weekend pass

Today

4 p.m.: Bake sale

6 p.m.: Reverse drawing starts

6 p.m.: Joe Five

8 p.m.: Deuces Wild

9 p.m.: 100th ticket in Reverse Drawing pulled

10 p.m.: Truckstop Manners

Saturday

8 a.m.: Bake sale

9-11 a.m.: Kids fishing derby at front pond

9:30 a.m.: 5K starts

10 a.m.: Gates open

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Silent auction

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Food vendors open

11:20 a.m.: 101st ticket in reverse drawing pulled

11:30 a.m. Flag cremony (Delphos VFW Post 3035) and National Anthem

12 p.m.: Register for cornhole tournament

12 to 6 p.m. Barnyard bingo, mystery safe and kids activities

1 p.m.: Kids tractor pull

1 p.m.: Section Ate

2 p.m.: Cornhole tournament

3:30 p.m.: Kaitlyn Schmidt and The Move

5:30 p.m.: Guest of honor and/or St. Jude representative

5:45 p.m.: Free bike give-away, kids must be present to win

6:15 p.m.: Mass

6-8 p.m.: Live auction

7:45 p.m. $15K reverse drawing winners drawn

8 p.m.: Shelby County Line

9 p.m.: Silent auction and bucket drawings

10 p.m.: Erastus

11 p.m.: Golf cart giveaway, $20,000 and 50/50 drawing

MIDDLE POINT — Huggy Bear Campground has been raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for five years, raising $285,000 so far. The sixth annual fundraiser is about to begin.

“It’s open to everyone if they just want to come and have a burger and enjoy some music, or there’s cornhole tournaments, a tractor pull, mystery safe, lots of different raffles. Lots of things going on, but they can come for a little bit and stay as long as they like,” said Vicki Otto, event chairman. You do not have to camp there to participate.

The campground has pulled out all stops on raffles and giveaways.

“This year we have a golf cart we are giving away again on Saturday night, $20,000 cash drawing and a 50/50 drawing that will be done on Saturday night. They will all be at 11 p.m. Saturday night, and no need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at Huggy Bear Campground in the store up until the time of drawing,” said Otto.

There will be a lot of live music.

“The music will start Friday night at 6 p.m. and go through Saturday night at midnight,” said Otto.

Otto is most proud of the money the campground has raised.

“Last year we raised $90,000. That was just amazing,” said Otto.

The campground has found things that work and make money, so not a lot of new things are added.

“Everything is just going great, so we don’t change it much,” said Otto. “There’s definitely something for everyone. If they don’t have anything to do, that’s where they’ll want to be this weekend.”

Crowds enjoy listening to the live music at last year’s Huggy Bear Campground Showcase of Bands for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/07/web1_Huggy-Bear-Campground-Showcase-of-bands.jpgCrowds enjoy listening to the live music at last year’s Huggy Bear Campground Showcase of Bands for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Submitted

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Huggy Bear Campground’s Showcase of Bands

WHEN: Opens at 4 p.m. today and 8 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Huggy Bear Campground, 9065 Ringwald Road, Middle Point

ADMISSION: $6 for one day or $10 for a weekend pass

Today

4 p.m.: Bake sale

6 p.m.: Reverse drawing starts

6 p.m.: Joe Five

8 p.m.: Deuces Wild

9 p.m.: 100th ticket in Reverse Drawing pulled

10 p.m.: Truckstop Manners

Saturday

8 a.m.: Bake sale

9-11 a.m.: Kids fishing derby at front pond

9:30 a.m.: 5K starts

10 a.m.: Gates open

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Silent auction

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Food vendors open

11:20 a.m.: 101st ticket in reverse drawing pulled

11:30 a.m. Flag cremony (Delphos VFW Post 3035) and National Anthem

12 p.m.: Register for cornhole tournament

12 to 6 p.m. Barnyard bingo, mystery safe and kids activities

1 p.m.: Kids tractor pull

1 p.m.: Section Ate

2 p.m.: Cornhole tournament

3:30 p.m.: Kaitlyn Schmidt and The Move

5:30 p.m.: Guest of honor and/or St. Jude representative

5:45 p.m.: Free bike give-away, kids must be present to win

6:15 p.m.: Mass

6-8 p.m.: Live auction

7:45 p.m. $15K reverse drawing winners drawn

8 p.m.: Shelby County Line

9 p.m.: Silent auction and bucket drawings

10 p.m.: Erastus

11 p.m.: Golf cart giveaway, $20,000 and 50/50 drawing

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511

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