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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Smokey joins in bear-themed afternoon of reading


August 3, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Smokey the Bear listens as U.S. Forest Service intern Claire Froehlich reads his biography "Smokey the Bear" to children last Friday at Irene Ingle Public Library during BearFest.

Downpours sure to quell any blaze didn't stop kids blazing a trail to the Irene Ingle Public Library for the final Reading with a Ranger story time for the summer.

About 20 children joined U.S. Forest Service staff and Smokey the Bear last Friday during BearFest, listening to stories about bears.

The kids listened to intern Claire Froehlich as she read from three different books, "How Do Bears Sleep?" "I am a Little Bear" and "Smokey the Bear."

The first book talked about the hibernation habits of bears, while the second focused on perils of bear cubs in nature. The third book focused on th...

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