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» Notice to Bear Fever Sponsor

This letter is an invitation to join Boyertown School District’s public art project Bear Fever.

Perhaps you’ve heard about our project. What we’re trying to do is “decorate” Boyertown School District communities with 40-60 life-size fiberglass bears decorated by artists within our community in creative ways.

Many cities and towns across the world projects like Bear Fever going to promote community spirit, beautify our neighborhoods, and promote the arts. There are currently cows in Harrisburg and pandas in Washington, D.C. Critters are everywhere! They bring charm and fun and visitors to the communities which sponsor them.

Our project, unlike many others, has an additional mission. We want to create career development opportunities for hundreds of students.

We began our project over a year ago, and in this phase we are seeking sponsorships—businesses, organizations, and/or individuals—for our bears. We looking for sponsors to buy an entire bear or to “share a bear” with their neighbors or fellow professionals.

I’m including several pieces of our promotional materials for you to read and consider as well as a copy of our sponsorship form. If you are interested in participating in our program in some way by sponsoring a bear or sharing a bear, please contact us by phone or e-mail and we’ll get back to you to answer any questions you might have or to take your order.

We want everyone to be involved and have fun; that’s our mission. We hope you’ll want to join us!

Receiving the sponsorship form and your contribution will allow us to order a bear for you and your group should you select the Share-a-Bear program and begin the artist search. Once an artist has been selected you’ll get together with the artist to discuss the design of the bear.

A student or two will also be assigned to your bear so that they can collect information about your business or profession in an effort to increase their career awareness. The student will be instructed also to follow the progress of your bear to learn more about the artist, techniques, and processes involved in this project.

We hope to produce an interesting book about our project filled with anecdotes, photographs, and information of all sorts about Boyertown and the many fine people who live and work here who have been involved in Bear Fever.

We believe our project is unique in its efforts toward student involvement. The students who have participated in almost 100% of the sponsorship interviews and made 70% of the phone calls have learned so many valuable things from their summer “internship” with me!

It’s been a unique and remarkable—unforgettable, really—experience as their teacher to have led them in this experience. This authentic involvement in their community will be, I’m certain, one of the most valuable educational experiences their community has so graciously and willingly afforded them.

We hope you’ll decide to participate in Bear Fever; we’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Jane Stahl
English teacher and Bear Fever Promotions Chair


  • Bear Fever
  • Harry's Tatooing
  • Bertoia Studios
  • Suzanne and Fred Biesecker
  • Body-Borneman Insurance
  • Boyertown Area YMCA
  • Boyertown Oil Company, Inc
  • Boyertown Area School District
  • Boyertown Elementary School
  • Boyertown High School Senior Class of 2005
  • Boyertown Planing Mill
  • Cabot Supermetals
  • Chuck Smith Auto Service
  • Colebrookdale Elementary School
  • David Brown Associates
  • Drug Plastics and Glass Company, Inc
  • Ken Ellis
  • Epps Advertising
  • Dr. Leonardo Galletto
  • Gateway Ticketing
  • Gilbertsville Elementary School
  • Glocker and Company, Inc
  • Graber Letterin
  • Herb Real Estate, Inc
  • Keystone Fire Company
  • Linwood W
  • Ott Funeral Home, Inc
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • National Penn Bank
  • OBrien and Gere
  • Pine Forge Elementary School
  • Pottstown Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Association, Inc
  • Prince Law Offices, P.C.
  • Stahl Marketing
  • Sugg Chevrolet
  • TriCounty Chamber of Commerce
  • Richard A. Zuber Realty

Shared Bear Sponsors:

  • Affirmative Funding
  • Bauses Super Drug Store
  • Bear Fever
  • Bonanza Restaurant
  • Nancy Boyer
  • Boyertown Area Community
  • Boyertown Publishing Company
  • Boyertown Vision Center
  • Building a Better Boyertown. Curves
  • Marianne and Frank Deery
  • Dr. David Donahue
  • Larry Dunning and Sons, Inc
  • Durangos Saloon
  • Everywear Ink
  • Frecons Orchard Outlet
  • Charles Fryer
  • Attorney. Dr. Edward Furman
  • C.S. Garber and Sons
  • Gehringer Plumbing, Inc
  • Gerhart, Hartman and Ritner Insurance Agency
  • Gilco Custom Kitchens and Bath
  • Gracefully Framed
  • Greshville Inn, Inc
  • John H. Griesemer, Jr
  • Grill Shop
  • Rose and William Gross
  • Charles Haddad, Attorney
  • Hair Affair of Kathy Ellis
  • Harrys Tattooing
  • Don Heimbach
  • Hickory Park Restaurant
  • Larry Hoffa and Company
  • Holiday House Tour Committee
  • Judy and Randy Hunter
  • Jukebox Cafe
  • Junior Womens Club
  • Jeffrey C. Karver
  • Craig S. Boyd
  • Jeffrey R. Boyd
  • Matthew H. Doll, Attorneys
  • Thomas D. Leidy, Attorney
  • John Leffel
  • Jack and Linda Lignelli
  • Luicanas Unique Design Kitchen and Bath
  • Marios Pizza
  • Media Fusion Technologies, Inc
  • A.D. Moyer Lumber, Inc
  • Moyers Catering
  • Kenneth Nyce, Attorney
  • Quigley Chevrolet
  • Rader Company
  • Reinhards Sportswear
  • Reinhart and Company
  • Rogers Floor Covering
  • Savilles Restaurant
  • Schaeffers Family Restaurant
  • Chris and John Schlegel
  • Smales Printery
  • TK Productions
  • James Tribbett
  • Denny Urffer
  • Barry Weller
  • Wren and Company
  • And hundreds of members of the Boyertown area communityindividuals, businesses, citizens, civic groups, school children and school personnel