McCleary Bear Festival Committee

The Bear Festival Committee is comprised of the board members and community volunteers who work together throughout the year in planning, fundraising, and execution of the annual festival events. 

There are many volunteer opportunities available and new volunteers are eagerly welcomed. Please see our list of sub-committees below.

Community committee meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at the community center.


Planning Committee Members

Rose Van Blaricom
Andrea Dahl
Sarah Daniels
Jenna Jarvis
Samantha Cody

Teddy Bear


All of the fun of the McCleary Bear Festival could not happen without the help of community volunteers who play an integral part in the planning and execution of each of these events. Together we make Bear Festival a success. 

We are always looking for additional hands to help. If you are interested in participating in any of these sub-committees, please reach out to us at bearfestival@gmail.com.


Grand Parade

Leads: Sarah Daniels


Kiddie Parade

Leads: Renae Hamshar

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Bear Stew

Leads: Sue M. and Community Volunteers



Leads: Kennon Maurer

Outdoor Family Day

Family/Kid's Day

Leads: Community Volunteers


Car Show

Leads: Tiana Fuller

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Leads: Andrea Dahl and Vendor Committee


Ambassadors/Royalty Court

Leads: Samantha Cody (Royalty Director) & Jenna Jarvis (Float Crew Manager)

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Softball Tournament

Leads: Cheryl Remington