Teddy Bears’ Picnic - a great combined Family Group event

Saturday 21st July 2012 saw the annual get together of Johnsonville Uniting Church and Sts Peter and Paul Passionist Family Groups.

As hosts JUC had organized a Teddy Bears’ Picnic and bears with names such as Aloysius, Geraldine and Rosie arrived with their owners to a hall decorated with bears of all shapes and sizes.

A A Milne was rewritten many times as groups tried to piece together writings from "Now We are Six" and many bears in stories were remembered during quiz time.

The highlight of the evening was when groups were asked to model a teddy bears’ picnic from play-doh.

Guests for the evening were John and Mary– Ellen Leen the Regional Co-ordinators for the Passionist Movement and Father Kevin Hennessey from the Passionists in Melbourne.

The evening concluded with a “beary” nice supper of teddy biscuits, teddy bear chocolates and honey and rice bubble slice – totally appropriate food for bears and their owners.