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story.lead_photo.caption COURTESY PHOTO A station for writing letters to Santa will be part of the first Teddy Bear Tea benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The inaugural Teddy Bear Tea will give Northwest Arkansas families a chance to begin a new Christmas tradition while helping support the Northwest Arkansas chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Nov. 24 at the Inn at Carnall Hall in Fayetteville.

The late afternoon event will feature cookies, a hot chocolate bar, a Santa letter writing station and professional pictures with the big man himself.

Teddy Bear Tea

Who: JDRF Northwest Arkansas

What: Santa, cookies, hot chocolate bar, Santa letter writing station, photos

When: 3-5 p.m. Nov. 24

Where: The Inn at Carnall Hall in Fayetteville

Tickets: Children 2 years and older, $25; adults, $40; children younger than 2 are free for lap tickets

Attire: Holiday

Information: (479) 443-9190 or nwark.jdrf.org

Tickets for children 2 years and older are $25 and $40 for adults. "Lap tickets" for children younger than 2 are free.

Proceeds will help the nonprofit organization fulfill its mission of "accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D (type 1 diabetes) and its complications."

"We provide newly diagnosed support, a mentor program for those living with T1D and those just diagnosed with T1D, family camp, outreach opportunities, Ambassador Program, signature fundraising programs like the Walk and the Gala, and many more services to the T1D community," says Lauren Sivewright, development manager.

-- CARIN SCHOPPMEYER

cschoppmeyer@nwadg.com

NAN Our Town on 11/08/2018

Print Headline: Teddy Bear Tea a new tradition

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