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Bear Mania a stunning success
We made it happen!
Is it really less than a year ago that I launched the idea of my wonderful little town in Cheshire (Congleton, which we rebranded as Beartown) holding a really big community celebration? Well, it's happened.
Congleton Beartown's Bearmania got off to a ripping start, with a preview on the 18th May and a full scale launch on the 21st. In anticipation of our succesful launch both BBC TV and Granada TV featured Bear Mania (see home page and view the Granada report). Silk FM covered the launch day.
1,500 local schoolkids performed at Congleton Town Hall
Bear Mania really has become a community event. Local schools have been central to Bear Mania and to celebrate the launch 1,500 performed at Congleton Town Hall for the launch of the cultural arts festival on the 18th.
Thousands of visitors thronged the streets
It was wonderful to see so many visitors, especially families - all excitedly 'ticking off' each bear as they completed the trail.
See what Granada TV had to say...