Staff Photo: Erin Evans

Paige Doty gives her bear Brownie (so named because he is brown, according to Paige), a tender kiss during Friday's Teddy Bear Picnic at First Methodist Church of Covington. The annual event always brings squeals of delight to members of the 3- and 4-year-old kindergarten class as they share refreshments with their favorite stuffed toy and a family member. Paige's grandfather Bud Doty (also known as Grandbud, again according to Paige), accompanied her for the very special event.